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OSCAR RACE 2022: First Look

The Hollywood Reporter corrals and lays out first predictions of who and what films might be in the key categories for next year. Thoughts? Agreements? Counterpoints?

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by Anonymousreply 587November 27, 2021 1:56 AM

Fuck. They're gonna give Oscars to Will Smith and Nikki Kidman, aren't they? Nicole's plastic-dump face as Lucille Ball? It's hot garbage, but Oscar Gold! Jessica Chastain will surely get a nomination as Tammy Faye, even if the film is widely inaccurate.

Meanwhile, we all know I'll be snubbed again, possibly for that cunt Frances McD again. She won't even be nominated. She'll just show up in another burlap dress, assualt the door guards, and snatch the statch right out of Olivia Colman's shocked hands onstage.

by Anonymousreply 1September 21, 2021 7:20 PM

I certainly never thought I'd see the day when Simon Rex was listed as an Oscar front-runner.

by Anonymousreply 2September 21, 2021 7:28 PM

R1, maybe your odds would be better if you considered taking a dump in a bucket, G.

by Anonymousreply 3September 21, 2021 7:33 PM

R3 Or maybe if I fucked a mainstream director who cast me in all of his projects for 40 years, I'd win as many awards as you have, ya ugly skank! Joel's gonna run away someday and write a Tina Turner-style tell-all about your marriage, isn't he? We all know who's beating whom in that family!

by Anonymousreply 4September 21, 2021 7:35 PM

With all that is yet to be seen, I’d be surprised if they average two in each category match Oscar nominations. You can bet good money Simon Rex will not be among them

by Anonymousreply 5September 21, 2021 7:39 PM

Glenn what's happening with your Sunset Boulevard movie? You'd be a shoo-in to win playing Norma..

by Anonymousreply 6September 21, 2021 7:39 PM

[quote] Glenn what's happening with your Sunset Boulevard movie?

She got downgraded to its less glamorous cousin film -- Normandie Avenue.

by Anonymousreply 7September 21, 2021 7:42 PM

ROFL Scott Feinberg is the busiest studio cocksucker. Nobody expects Dune to get above the line nominations.

In all likelihood, this is going to be a very weak year and I would say no more than five yet-to-screen films will end up being competitive for above the line. Almost everything deemed award worthy has already premiered at the September festivals.

by Anonymousreply 8September 21, 2021 7:56 PM

This list was compiled before the author got his sizable check from Marc Platt.

by Anonymousreply 9September 21, 2021 7:57 PM

Dune is very much going to be in BP and BD races.

by Anonymousreply 10September 21, 2021 7:59 PM

I don't think that much of Will Smith as an actor, but for the sake of the Academy, I want the guy to win Best Actor. After a couple glum ceremonies where the Academy has basically apologized for existing, they need to give awards to a massive movie star who is going to have a blast accepting all the prizes people throw at him.

Smith could bring back some much-needed fun to awards season, which is ironic considering it was his wife who helped suck all the joy out of it just a few years back.

by Anonymousreply 11September 21, 2021 8:03 PM

I'd like to see Olivia win again, or Chastain as Tammy Faye.

by Anonymousreply 12September 21, 2021 8:06 PM

This is listed in the possibilities section of films and looks very stunning visually and takes us back to Italy in the 1980s ala CMBYN.

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by Anonymousreply 13September 21, 2021 8:58 PM

This sounds chilling and heartbreaking, present day Gay Afghan refugee about to marry carries a deep dark secret. It’s listed as a long shot, but it sounds like it could slip in as documentary, foreign language or animation slots as well.

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by Anonymousreply 14September 21, 2021 9:05 PM

Wow, the real Amin, R14, is a very hot daddy too!

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by Anonymousreply 15September 21, 2021 9:07 PM

Sorry, disregard R15, after reading a review the name Amin is a pseudonym and his identity is protected for various reasons.

by Anonymousreply 16September 21, 2021 9:17 PM

How is In The Heights still listed as a possibility? That movie was DOA when it was released.

by Anonymousreply 17September 21, 2021 9:20 PM

Will there be a ceremony? Everyone in masks 6ft. apart? Red carpet commentary by drone?

by Anonymousreply 18September 21, 2021 9:27 PM

R18 Well, if it was in a train station for this year, I’m predicting it will be held in an airplane hangar this next time around.

by Anonymousreply 19September 21, 2021 9:29 PM

r18, I presume it will be like the Emmys and the Met Ball: all the stars unmasked and comfortably intermingling while the lessor beings doing all the work will be forced to mask up.

by Anonymousreply 20September 21, 2021 9:33 PM

R20 Well the closeted Hollywood gays will also be mascing up too!

by Anonymousreply 21September 21, 2021 9:36 PM

Feinberg Forecast: First Look at the Oscar Race:

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by Anonymousreply 22September 22, 2021 4:36 AM

No matter good Jamie Dornan is in Belfast, I guarantee that if he’s nominated, the Twitter consensus will be that he really should have been nominated for Barb & Star instead.

And Belfast does seem like it’ll check all the boxes for Best Picture.

by Anonymousreply 23September 22, 2021 4:52 AM

No nom for Sigourney?

by Anonymousreply 24September 22, 2021 6:12 AM

Why even put out this list? The number of films not yet seen is too long to take the current list seriously.

by Anonymousreply 25September 22, 2021 6:38 AM

[quote]maybe your odds would be better if you considered taking a dump in a bucket, G.

I told Ron Howard Memaw should do that shit in a bucket schtick, but he insisted on keeping things classy with an outhouse.

by Anonymousreply 26September 22, 2021 7:15 AM

[R22], that still from WSS may be the single most unexciting photograph I've ever seen. And what era is it in? WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE???

by Anonymousreply 27September 22, 2021 7:28 AM

Does Ansel show his nude fartbox in WSS? What a pointless remake

by Anonymousreply 28September 22, 2021 5:48 PM

Let’s got KStew let’s go!

by Anonymousreply 29September 24, 2021 4:15 AM

THR reviews "The Tragedy of Macbeth":

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by Anonymousreply 30September 24, 2021 11:24 PM

"Dear Evan Hansen" will sweet every award giving Ben Platt his EGOT.

by Anonymousreply 31September 25, 2021 12:00 AM

I have no faith whatsoever in the Coens' ability to do Shakespeare.

by Anonymousreply 32September 25, 2021 12:17 AM

Whew. That THR review at r30 has me sold. I'll see "The Tragedy of Macbeth".

by Anonymousreply 33September 25, 2021 1:30 AM

“The Tragedy of Macbeth” sounds great…acting Oscar #4 for Frances???

by Anonymousreply 34September 25, 2021 3:38 AM

It's so wild to see Corey Hawkins simply vanish from a bad wig-wearing role on TWD to getting great reviews in a Coenbro film.

by Anonymousreply 35September 25, 2021 4:31 AM

Movies are terrible. Even Marriage Story seems good now, in comparison.

by Anonymousreply 36September 25, 2021 4:33 AM

R36 I remember how hyped Marriage Story was. It was a massive disappointment and could have been a so-so TV movie. Added absolutely nothing new and why in hell did Laura Dern get an Oscar for playing some ballsy lawyer who exploits her client? It's one of the weakest wins of the last 30 years because the writing gives her nothing to play with.

by Anonymousreply 37September 25, 2021 8:20 AM

Marriage Story is one of the top 5 poorest Criterion Collection releases

by Anonymousreply 38September 25, 2021 1:36 PM

I never understand on Feinberg’s list when he has films listed as “Still To See” that have been out for months - like Zola. He should’ve seen that by now. It’s almost like “Homework Still To Do”. I like Scott Feinberg - esp. the podcast - but that just seems poor. It’s not like some of those films are unavailable.

by Anonymousreply 39September 25, 2021 2:16 PM

[quote]why in hell did Laura Dern get an Oscar for playing some ballsy lawyer who exploits her client? It's one of the weakest wins of the last 30 years because the writing gives her nothing to play with.

Don't agree, when Dern shows up is the only time the movie came alive. I'd watch a whole movie about that character's exploits.

by Anonymousreply 40September 25, 2021 5:03 PM

[quote] It's one of the weakest wins of the last 30 years because the writing gives her nothing to play with.

I'd argue this applies more to Regina King in If Beale Street Could Talk. That win was a complete head-scratcher to me.

by Anonymousreply 41September 25, 2021 5:21 PM

The problem with Macbeth is that no one as good looking as Denzel would marry anyone as fugly as Frances. At best she would be Macbeth’s maid.

by Anonymousreply 42September 25, 2021 5:24 PM

Jayne Houdyshell will not only be nominated for Best Supporting Actress for The Humans she’ll win in a landslide.

by Anonymousreply 43September 25, 2021 6:27 PM

Modern media: time to kill and space to fill. Most of the films have yet to be released or seen.

by Anonymousreply 44September 25, 2021 6:39 PM

How will the DL handle it if the BA race comes to KStew V Gaga?

by Anonymousreply 45September 25, 2021 10:51 PM

That Gucci film looks like a total shitfest so we probably won't have to worry about it.

by Anonymousreply 46September 25, 2021 10:53 PM

Kristen can act. Gaga is more a performer.

by Anonymousreply 47September 26, 2021 4:01 AM

R43, the thing about a Jayne Houdyshell nomination, much less win, is that there are a ton of actresses who want that Oscar, have far more backing behind them and are likely far more competitive than Ms. Houdyshell is used to being. It's not just about the work; in that category in particular - usually full of young ambitious actresses, it's more like stepping into a boxing ring. Good luck to her, I hope she can get a foot hold in the competition. The Humans is already seen as a long-shot "indie" niche entry into the race that may or may not get a foothold depending on audience reaction.

by Anonymousreply 48September 26, 2021 9:01 AM

I went to a screening of The Eyes of Tammy Faye and have to say Chastain is excellent in it. Might seem funny to say, but it's a subtle performance. Tbh I hope she wins for it. She gave a talk after I was so impressed with her. Very smart person.

by Anonymousreply 49September 26, 2021 9:20 AM

Can we have the dick sizes with the male nominees this year?

by Anonymousreply 50September 26, 2021 10:11 AM

R45, Gaga attended the crazy exclusive, ultra A list opening of the newly christened Academy Museum tonight.

She sang a bunch of songs and interacted with the audience while singing. Crowd ate her up.

Cher, Brad Pitt and about 100 other big time Academy members were there.

She is in full campaign mode already. Whether Gucci sucks or not, she's gonna do everything to get another nom.

Gotta love that about her. She tries, dammit.

by Anonymousreply 51September 26, 2021 10:33 AM

R48, have you read the reviews out of Toronto for her performance? She’s a lock for the nomination and will win the damn thing, too.

by Anonymousreply 52September 26, 2021 9:19 PM

[quote]The problem with Macbeth is that no one as good looking as Denzel would marry anyone as fugly as Frances. At best she would be Macbeth’s maid.

Stop thinking like a straight guy, you suck at. There were no real Disney Princess, no make-up counters and beauty salons. Women were as plain as day.

by Anonymousreply 53September 26, 2021 9:23 PM

I hope they don’t overlook Simon Rex. I think that’s such a great story that he came back and gave an award winning performance.

The Oscars are so snooty though so I don’t see it happening. I think it’s cause a lot of the voting members are so ancient and old.

by Anonymousreply 54September 26, 2021 9:54 PM

Simon Rex hasn’t won any awards for that performance. There were walkouts at Telluride.

by Anonymousreply 55September 26, 2021 10:01 PM

C'mon C'mon has my interest. The trailer is lovely.

by Anonymousreply 56September 26, 2021 10:10 PM

I thought Beginners was a bit cringe but I loved 20th C Women. Looking fwd to C’mon C’mon too.

by Anonymousreply 57September 27, 2021 6:45 AM

R53 Gruoch was about 20 years younger than Macbeth historically.

by Anonymousreply 58September 27, 2021 7:01 AM

RED ROCKET is like Porky’s meets Boogie Nights with a dash of John Waters……….but Simon Rex was terrific. It is not for the prude or uptight….the characters are all pretty rough and gritty…..I enjoyed it. I thought Jamie Dornan was superb in BELFAST…….KStew is on another level in SPENCER (I saw the film twice at Telluride) and it is a dark film. Benedict Cumberbatch is pretty terrifying in POWER OF THE DOG and Kirsten Dunst deserves recognition for her role. I normally can’t stand Will Smith but he is outstanding in KING RICHARD. C’MON C’MON was life affirming and Joaquin Phoenix turns in one of his best performances of his career. Telluride had a very strong program this year……….the one film that I have seen this fall outside the festival bubble is DEAR EVAN HANSEN and it was disappointing in so many ways……..

by Anonymousreply 59September 27, 2021 7:58 AM

Trailer for Licorice Pizza from Oscar fave Paul Thomas Anderson:

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by Anonymousreply 60September 27, 2021 7:15 PM

Thanks you for your above report from the festival. Love this type of stuff! I am such an Oscar fan. I know it sounds silly but I really look forward to them and all the discussion.

by Anonymousreply 61September 28, 2021 7:42 PM

Btw where did you see the house of Gucci reviews?

by Anonymousreply 62September 28, 2021 7:47 PM

Licorice Pizza looks awful based on that trailer.

by Anonymousreply 63September 28, 2021 8:14 PM

Jake G’s new thriller, The Guilty, opens this weekend. He’s the entire movie as a 911 operator dealing with a kidnapping. Oscar nom?

by Anonymousreply 64September 28, 2021 8:19 PM

Apparently The Guilty is not great. The original is fantastic but apparently this one doesn't work. Too obvious.

by Anonymousreply 65September 28, 2021 8:21 PM

Licorice Pizza looks very promising based on that trailer.

by Anonymousreply 66September 28, 2021 8:28 PM

I’m on the SAG Nominating Committee this year and we’re going to screenings of four films in a row directed by women-Bergman Island, The Lost Daughter, The Power of the Dog and Passing. That’s pretty cool.

by Anonymousreply 67September 28, 2021 11:04 PM

Well you learn something new everyday. I was a theater manager for a long time in teh east and here is a shot from the movie. It takes place in the 70's ( before my movie time) and I have never head the term "Second Showing" on the marquee. Is that California speak for double feature?

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by Anonymousreply 68September 30, 2021 3:01 PM

Went to screening of The Lost Daughter tonight. I guess it’s possible Olivia Colman will be nominated for Best Actress but I’d really love it if Jessie Buckley got a Supporting Actress nomination for playing Colman’s character 25 years earlier.

by Anonymousreply 69October 1, 2021 4:36 AM

Alana Haim. What a face.

by Anonymousreply 70October 2, 2021 11:14 AM

Big Olivia is a lock for Best Actress nomination

by Anonymousreply 71October 2, 2021 12:10 PM

R71 That gummie Brit already has MY OSCAR. She doesn't need another one.

by Anonymousreply 72October 2, 2021 12:16 PM

Don’t worry, Glennie, she probably won’t get it.

by Anonymousreply 73October 2, 2021 5:10 PM

Went to a screening of Passing last night. I can see them placing Tessa Thompson in the Best Actress category since her character is undoubtedly the central one. She’s in virtually every scene. Ruth Negga being placed in Supporting wouldn’t be category fraud because her character is in no way equal to Thompson’s in terms of screen time and impact.

by Anonymousreply 74October 4, 2021 8:27 PM

Trailer for Red Rocket featuring Oscar-worthy Simon Rex:

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by Anonymousreply 75October 6, 2021 3:40 PM

Oh my. Peter Dinklage for te win.

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by Anonymousreply 76October 6, 2021 11:48 PM

Except for it being absolutely a no-brainer to choose between Jessie Buckley and Dakota Johnson for Supporting for The Lost Daughter (it’s quite obviously Buckley) this guy’s got some good picks:

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by Anonymousreply 77October 8, 2021 6:53 PM

’Scuse Me, Sir, Can I Interest You in Some Oscars?

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by Anonymousreply 78October 8, 2021 9:44 PM

Sorry, the ten nominees for Best Picture destroyed the specialness of the Oscars. For fifty years it was five nominees. That was it, you didn't make the cut, too bad for you. Or something out of the blue like "Babe" makes the cut and the masses are happy. The now "everyone gets a trophy who shows up" mentality won.

by Anonymousreply 79October 9, 2021 3:34 AM

The ten nominees along with the preferred voting has resulted in greater discrepancy between Best Picture and Best Director: from 1945 (when Picture was set at 5 nominees) to 2009 (the last year before it expanded to 10), there was rarely a split between the two categories, happening only 13 times in 64 years; in the 11 years since the category expanded, it's happened 5 times.

by Anonymousreply 80October 9, 2021 5:23 AM

R80, I think you’re right about the preferential voting, and it hasn’t helped that the Directors branch become more elitist and international while the Acting branch (which is still the largest) became more populist.

When you look at the list of new members and the acting branch adds the Marvel Chrises plus the Wayans brothers, while the directors add Apichatpong Weerasethakul, they’re not going to find an easy consensus choice,

by Anonymousreply 81October 9, 2021 9:01 AM

Is Daniel Craig a possibility? He's getting great notices.

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by Anonymousreply 83October 10, 2021 6:05 PM

I don't mean a win but a nomination. I know he's getting A Golden Globe nom.

by Anonymousreply 84October 10, 2021 10:14 PM

I thought the Globes were canceled this season?

by Anonymousreply 85October 10, 2021 10:30 PM

No, R85, just not being telecast on NBC.

by Anonymousreply 86October 10, 2021 10:33 PM

I don't know if they're canceled but do know they're not airing on NBC.

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by Anonymousreply 87October 10, 2021 11:22 PM

Deadline gives Clooney directed "The Tender Bar" a rave. Perhaps nominations for Clooney, Ben Affleck & Lily Rabe.

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by Anonymousreply 88October 11, 2021 12:10 AM

Pete Hammond always gives out raves. He’s a joke.

by Anonymousreply 89October 11, 2021 12:15 AM

R88, THR liked it also:

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by Anonymousreply 90October 11, 2021 2:01 AM

what about ciaran hinds?

by Anonymousreply 91October 11, 2021 5:02 PM

Seeing The Tender Bar Wednesday, I’ll tell you what I thought.

by Anonymousreply 92October 11, 2021 9:37 PM

West Side Story looks so visually underwhelming. The original was just bursting with colors, especially in the opening sequence. This just looks so blah in comparison.

But I have a feeling because it's Spielberg, he will get in.

by Anonymousreply 93October 11, 2021 10:27 PM

I hope Jamie Lee Curtis finally gets a nomination.

She was snubbed for True Lies, Freaky Friday and 2018's Halloween. It would be nice for her to get in once.

by Anonymousreply 94October 11, 2021 10:30 PM

And Trading Places, R94.

by Anonymousreply 95October 11, 2021 10:32 PM

I forgot Trading Places and Fish Called Wanda.

by Anonymousreply 96October 12, 2021 12:31 AM

I never thought I'd say it, but at this point who cares about the fucking Oscars?

Or the rest of the pack of inane, mind-sucking, nasty and pompous "awards" for performance in any medium.

Except porn and Miss Teen USA. At least those are still sublimely absurd in the right way.

But I don't think that Jamie Lee, the Baroness Haden-Guest, the Right Honourable The Lady Haden-Guest, is among the nuts who believe she was "snubbed" for "True Lies," "Freaky Friday," "Trading Places" or any "Halloween" she was in. What silly people here.

Her mother certainly deserved more nominations than the one she received for "Psycho." And I like Jamie Lee a lot and appreciate her.

by Anonymousreply 97October 12, 2021 1:07 AM

Is there any buzz for Ben Affleck in The Last Duel? Saw it yesterday and aside from likely consideration for sets and costumes, Affleck steals the movie as a foppish, hedonistic count. It reminds of similar scene-stealing nominated/winning performances like Peter Ustinov in Quo Vadis and Hugh Griffith in Ben-Hur.

by Anonymousreply 98October 17, 2021 6:42 PM

R98, I recently went to a screening of The Tender Bar-it looks much more likely that Affleck will get a Supporting nomination for that role.

by Anonymousreply 99October 17, 2021 6:46 PM

Dune may get technical awards, costumes and visual effects. But that should be it.

by Anonymousreply 100October 17, 2021 6:47 PM

Thanks, r99. I'm only vaguely aware of that film, wasn't sure if he was lead or supporting in it.

by Anonymousreply 101October 17, 2021 6:49 PM

He’s definitely supporting in The Tender Bar. The male lead in that is Tye Sheridan.

by Anonymousreply 102October 17, 2021 6:51 PM

From the Vulture article, discussion of Best Actress contenders:

[quote]What about real-life people? Besides Stewart and Chastain, there’s also Jennifer Hudson in Respect, Nicole Kidman in Being the Ricardos, and technically Lady Gaga in House of Gucci, though in that case the entire cast looks to be playing less “real people” and more “anthropomorphic mozzarella sticks.”[/quote]

by Anonymousreply 103October 17, 2021 8:53 PM

I thought that the early buzz on House of Gucci was that it was ridiculously bad?

by Anonymousreply 104October 17, 2021 11:22 PM

I'm posting this story just to say I can't believe Dawn Hudson is 65.

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by Anonymousreply 105October 19, 2021 1:28 AM

Feinberg Forecast: The Oscars Landscape in Mid-October:

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by Anonymousreply 106October 19, 2021 1:30 AM

R104, do you think describing the characters as “anthropomorphic mozzarella sticks" a good review?

by Anonymousreply 107October 19, 2021 10:50 PM

Driver is out of contention now. He'll have to try again next year w/ the three strikes of Annette, The Last Duel and taking a backseat in The House of Gucci.


by Anonymousreply 108October 19, 2021 10:51 PM

Feinberg is a little off his rocker. I can't believe he's including the child from Belfast as a frontrunner for Best Actor. That's never going to happen. I think his Best Director frontrunners are way off as well, likely only 2 of them will make the final cut (Campion and Branaugh).

by Anonymousreply 109October 19, 2021 10:54 PM

Do you think Feinberg reads DL? Interesting that he's changed his sub-heading to "Still To See or Cannot Comment Yet". That's new, isn't it? After we called him out on that upthread.

by Anonymousreply 110October 19, 2021 10:56 PM

Has anyone seen Coda? It looks so uninteresting to me, I'm surprised to see it listed as a frontrunner.

by Anonymousreply 111October 19, 2021 11:06 PM

Feinberg has never been that good at predicting the nominations, especially this far out. And I agree that listing the kid from Belfast that high is stupid. Even if the movie sweeps the entire Oscar season, Academy voters essentially don't nominate male children for Oscars, especially for Best Actor. (They're more likely to nominate girls, and even that isn't common).

CODA is a nice, solid heart-warmer, but I think it's ultimately too predictable, and the fact that it's on Apple TV really hurts the film. Searchlight could probably make the movie happen, but not Apple. It's only real shot is Marlee Matlin in Supporting Actress.

by Anonymousreply 112October 19, 2021 11:16 PM

Wait, is the guy from Coda they are talking about Daniel Durant? He was in Arden’s Spring Awakening and I can tell you there are few actors, hearing or not, that have that level of charisma and stage presence that he held as an actor. He was mesmerizing and as Moritz definitely outshone the actor, Kevin from Glee’s boyfriend, the same way J.J. Gallagher outshone Groff. I would not count him out for a nomination if he’s doing the same level of work he did on stage. He also had many scenes with Matlee as well, so if they are connected in the movie there’s a history and emotional foundation for them to pull from that could be powerful.

by Anonymousreply 113October 20, 2021 12:31 AM

I think COVID makes Feinberg's job much more difficult because there just aren't the same number of in person screenings and events by which to gauge the race which, also, is elongated this year given the later date for the ceremony.

I would love to have his job, though.

by Anonymousreply 114October 20, 2021 6:38 PM

Went to screening of Paolo Sorrentino film The Hand of God. Just OK. The teen lead is fine. The stand-out for me was the gorgeous lady playing the tragic Patrizia. She’s naked a lot. I wouldn’t rule out her possibly getting a Supporting Actress nomination. The 25ish older brother is hot. His extremely affectionate, huggy relationship with the younger brother is sweet. And when this ends up on Netflix in December I can see myself rubbing one out in a scene where he’s in tighty whities-nice body and hot bare feets.

by Anonymousreply 115October 21, 2021 5:16 AM

[boldAGATHE ROUSSELLE[/bold] must win from the movie TITANE!!!!

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by Anonymousreply 116October 21, 2021 12:42 PM

[bold]AGATHE ROUSSELLE[/bold] must win from the movie TITANE!!!!

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by Anonymousreply 117October 21, 2021 12:42 PM

Has anyone seen Benediction with Jack Lowden as Siegfried Sassoon? Is it in the running? Or being held until next year?

by Anonymousreply 118October 21, 2021 3:51 PM

R102, are you sure about that? From the trailer, it looks like Affleck has more screen time, and could be considered co-lead.

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by Anonymousreply 119October 22, 2021 11:37 PM

I don't know anybody who still thinks the Oscars are a big deal.

by Anonymousreply 120October 22, 2021 11:45 PM

Yes, R119, I’m positive. I saw the film. He’ll be in Supporting. If he’s in Lead it would be serious category fraud. He’s not playing the central character.

by Anonymousreply 121October 23, 2021 12:33 AM

R120 I think the constant political speeches turned off many people. Also, when they installed that POC/trans quota thing last fall. SJWs are killjoys and ruining everything that was traditional and fun(ny). I especially hate what they have done to the Golden Globes. Those were always fun.

by Anonymousreply 122October 23, 2021 5:15 AM

Definitely r122. The Oscars became an HR Diversity Seminar. People tuned out in droves.

by Anonymousreply 123October 23, 2021 5:18 AM

The last two Oscars have been woke to the point of embarrassment. And next year’s will be no different.

by Anonymousreply 124October 23, 2021 3:29 PM

R120, it's not the award, it's about all the promotion.

by Anonymousreply 125October 23, 2021 4:18 PM

R124, people who use the word "woke" are embarassing.

by Anonymousreply 126October 23, 2021 4:18 PM

R126, what word do you suggest we use to describe people who insist on making identitarianism paramount, negatively impacting their view of the world, and demanding that others go along with it?

by Anonymousreply 127October 23, 2021 4:22 PM

The Television Academy clearly looked at the record low Oscar ratings and decided to do Emmys So White to boost ratings.

by Anonymousreply 128October 23, 2021 4:35 PM

Wouldn’t surprise me. And hey, it worked.

by Anonymousreply 129October 23, 2021 11:07 PM

Stewart is the Best Actress frontrunner and my guess will remain so until the end. No one seems to be able to get the buzz she's received, this is probably her year. If she's still sitting pole position at Thanksgiving, she'll likely still be there when voting starts.

Best Actor at this point is a three-way run between Will Smith, Denzel, and Cumberbatch. Smith is getting most of the buzz now, but it's still early. I wonder if Denzel will campaign and if Apple will put resources behind it.

Supporting Actor/Actress is where the real suspense is this year. Actress is wide open, Dowd and Dunst are getting the spotlight now but there are a lot more performances to vet.

by Anonymousreply 130October 24, 2021 1:40 AM

If Stewart wins, would that be considered a "woke" win? Isn't she openly bisexual?

by Anonymousreply 131October 24, 2021 3:07 AM

Not, r131, if she defeats a black, er, I mean, POC actress. Are there any in the running?

by Anonymousreply 132October 24, 2021 3:12 AM

R130, I’ve seen Power of the Dog. No way will Dunst be considered a major contender for her passive role. Ann Dowd, Martha Plimpton, Jessie Buckkey and Jayne Houdyshell will be in the mix for sure. Dowd and Plimpton should be in the lead category, though.

by Anonymousreply 133October 24, 2021 1:46 PM

Feinberg Forecast: Scott’s Read of the Oscar Race Heading Into November:

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by Anonymousreply 134October 28, 2021 5:17 AM

Who keeps posting Scott Feinberg? His column is useless because so many of his “still to see/can’t comment yet” are going to be real contenders.

by Anonymousreply 135October 28, 2021 7:05 AM

He also lists The Hand of God as a frontrunner for Best Picture and that ain’t gonna happen. I saw it last week. At best it will be a long shot.

by Anonymousreply 136October 28, 2021 1:55 PM

I post them, R135, really just for the sole purpose of bumping the thread but personally I agree with you that the info doesn't really change in any significant way from one forecast to the next.

by Anonymousreply 137October 28, 2021 4:07 PM

Maybe this thread should have been called “Oscar Rage?”

by Anonymousreply 138October 28, 2021 4:16 PM

Its all a money racket

by Anonymousreply 139October 28, 2021 4:23 PM

I just saw a new trailer for House of Gucci. It focuses heavily on Gaga. Hate to say it, but she seems to nail it.

No idea if it'll be Oscar worthy, but I can't wait to see it.

by Anonymousreply 140October 28, 2021 6:47 PM

Looking forward to seeing Spencer Tuesday night.

by Anonymousreply 141October 30, 2021 6:19 AM

They should give Frances McDormand another one just to irritate her. She seems to hate the whole process yet they keep handing them to her. She's like Hepburn that way.

by Anonymousreply 142October 30, 2021 6:39 AM

Bette Davis should've won four Oscars instead of Hepburn.

by Anonymousreply 143October 30, 2021 6:43 AM

r141 she dies at the end

by Anonymousreply 144October 30, 2021 6:48 AM

As I'm not in the running this year I don't think there will be any interest in the Oscars.

by Anonymousreply 145October 30, 2021 11:13 AM

R144, you’re worse than Hitler.

by Anonymousreply 146October 30, 2021 7:00 PM

In a theater I saw the trailer for WSS....tired beyond words.

by Anonymousreply 147October 30, 2021 7:08 PM

Despite naysayers here, apparently Dunst is pulling out front.

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by Anonymousreply 148October 31, 2021 2:55 PM

R145: I’ll get my fourth acting Oscar (5th overall) and then Joel and I will add that to my two emmys and my tony (you’re too much of a coward to do Broadway). In the words of Kate Hepburn, you’ll never catch me now!

by Anonymousreply 149October 31, 2021 3:02 PM

R148, well I’ve seen Dunst in Power of the Dog and good as she is the only way she gets a nomination is if she’s part of a sweep. Her role is extremely limited. Her character starts out as a resourceful, smart woman but ends up being reduced to a pathetic alcoholic. And it’s much more a supporting performance than a leading one. The only lead in the film is Cumberbatch.

by Anonymousreply 150October 31, 2021 3:29 PM

Just at screening of Spencer. Sometimes pretentious as hell and the discordant musical score was annoying but a lot of it works. Stewart was a mixed bag for ms-some wonderful moments during close-ups and she’s silent but during dialogue scenes she’s too often struggling with the accent and comes off as play acting. But she does have some terrific moments, especially in a great scene with the excellent child actors who play William and Harry. Stewart’s a slam dunk for a nomination. And Sally Hawkins is, too-she’s superb in a role which defines the supporting actress category. This one will be an awards contender, for sure.

by Anonymousreply 151November 3, 2021 3:31 AM

Does Stewart's butchness show thru? She seems like an odd choice for the ultra feminine Di.

by Anonymousreply 152November 3, 2021 3:33 AM

R152, no, not really. Physically she’s fine for Diana. No facial similarities but at least she appears somewhat tall like Diana was. Naomi Watts was a ridiculous choice for Diane, she’s 5’3” and Diana was, what, 5’10”? And Diana’s height always played a big part in her awkward attitude. This film goes pretty far in showing us that Diana was in real mental and emotional trouble, although there’s actually a “happy ending.”

by Anonymousreply 153November 3, 2021 4:22 AM

The CNN documentary running on Diana is interesting. Next week it seems to be showing the negative side of her. The previews show the experts discussing how towards the end she was "addicted to her celebrity" and despite the protests she needed the paps and the attention.

Spoil the ending r153! How does it end happily? It must not be her whole life.

by Anonymousreply 154November 3, 2021 4:35 AM

R154, it takes place over three days in 1991-Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. The “happy ending” involves Diana and “her boys” but I don’t want to spoil it completely by revealing what exactly happens. My only clue is it’s finger lickin’ good.

by Anonymousreply 155November 3, 2021 5:00 AM

1991? That makes me less interested in the film. The story only got really juicy around 1993 and the Martin Bashir interview.

by Anonymousreply 156November 3, 2021 5:01 AM

It’s plenty juicy, R156. It gets into her eating disorder and how the royal family and its archaic, mean spirited system was suffocating her.

by Anonymousreply 157November 3, 2021 6:02 AM

I just don't care this year.

by Anonymousreply 158November 3, 2021 6:05 AM

Ugh, this looks so taut.

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by Anonymousreply 159November 4, 2021 5:03 PM

I just watched the trailer at r159. Damn, that is one ugly cast! And is Smit Cody-McPhee or whatever his name is in the process of transitioning?

by Anonymousreply 160November 4, 2021 5:50 PM

Power Of the Dog was a good movie.

by Anonymousreply 161November 4, 2021 8:25 PM

It’s excellent. Best one I’ve seen so far. The other really good one is Spencer. That surprised me. I expected to hate it. I couldn’t stand the director’s film on Jackie O.

by Anonymousreply 162November 4, 2021 10:12 PM

Gross. Streep revving up her Oscar campaign in today's NYTs. It's so unseemly, her grubbing for a nomination. Pretending she's never seen The Real Housewives except when her girls are home and they'd she'd never do her hair this way or that. Vomit. Couldn't get through it.

by Anonymousreply 163November 5, 2021 11:46 PM

Is Meryl a lead or supporting in her film?

Would she really want another supporting one? I doubt it.

I believe she's never seen the housewives. My mother and her friends are around Streep's age. I've never heard them mention it.

by Anonymousreply 164November 5, 2021 11:50 PM

What is Streep's movie?

by Anonymousreply 165November 5, 2021 11:57 PM

something with Leonardo DiCaprio I think. I think she might play the president? I don't know.

by Anonymousreply 166November 6, 2021 12:01 AM

Don't Look Up with Leo and JLaw.

by Anonymousreply 167November 6, 2021 12:04 AM

Is this the sequel to Marvin’s Room?

by Anonymousreply 168November 6, 2021 12:09 AM

Can anyone cut and paste the Meryl Streep article from the Times?

don't you get at least a few free articles per month anymore?

(I'm not paying them a dime. My enemy works there.---or did. He seems to have not written anything since the pandemic. hee-hee...evil cackle.)

by Anonymousreply 169November 6, 2021 4:14 AM

Got DVD for Mass. They’re putting the four leads up for consideration in the supporting categories. Uh uh. That pisses me off. They’re all LEADS. So I’m not selecting any of them for the supporting categories but will probably include them in the Best Cast one.

by Anonymousreply 170November 7, 2021 7:31 PM

MASS sounds like a bloodier GOD OF CARNAGE.

by Anonymousreply 171November 7, 2021 7:37 PM

Martha Plimpton is the standout from Mass for me. I would love to see her nominated. Jason Isaacs as her husband is my second favorite. His big monologue is gut-wrenching and is a very “Oscar-y” moment.

Cherry Jones in The Eyes of Tammy Faye is my dark horse pick for a Best Supporting Actress nomination.

by Anonymousreply 172November 7, 2021 8:13 PM

Spencer flopped this weekend, while The French Dispatch continues to do well.

This shouldn't be surprising. No matter how much the critics try to convince art house audiences that Kristen Stewart is a great actress, they still remain unconvinced. Wes Anderson, though, has a very loyal audience even when the reviews aren't at the level of something like Grand Budapest Hotel.

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by Anonymousreply 173November 7, 2021 9:27 PM

Cumberbatch’s official Oscar campaigning kicked off today.

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by Anonymousreply 174November 7, 2021 10:33 PM

I think Dune will be the surprise snub for Best Picture. It's underperforming at the US box-office and has lost much of its momentum. Most Academy voters will find it boring. I think they'll give it some technical Oscars as consolation.

by Anonymousreply 175November 7, 2021 10:49 PM

R175, I imagine it'll get a ton of below the line nominations plus Best Picture, but Denis Villeneuve will be snubbed for Best Director.

by Anonymousreply 176November 7, 2021 10:52 PM

R170? Shouldn’t you be signing your posts as “Bitter SAG Nomm Comm Member”?

SAG members are so insufferably self-important. Nobody cares about your dumb awards show.

by Anonymousreply 177November 8, 2021 3:01 AM

I went into SPENCER not really knowing much and the movie is kind of a strangely intense horror film in many ways. I’ve seen some reviewers make comparisons to “The Shining” and I definitely saw several instances of that as well.

Kristen Stewart is very impressive in this and presents a pitch perfect portrait of Diana — from the gait to the accent to the looks — that felt almost ghostly at times. It felt almost definitive. The scenes with William and Harry are some of the most successful in the film. And that Christmas Eve dinner sequence is simply bizarre and Stewart just nails it. The camera work there takes your breath away.

Sally Hawkins is really marvelous in her role and I would love to see a surprise nod for her this year. Her performance is limited in screen-time but she makes a real impression.

by Anonymousreply 178November 8, 2021 2:34 PM

Jealous much, R177?

Fuck off to the nearest grease fire.

I’ll continue to post whenever I want

by Anonymousreply 179November 8, 2021 10:26 PM

30 Oscar Hopefuls Enter the Race for Best Picture:

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by Anonymousreply 180November 9, 2021 6:21 AM

“Passing” drops on Netflix tomorrow.

by Anonymousreply 181November 9, 2021 2:41 PM

King Richard is very good. Well directed and well shot. Smith is fine although a little in over his head in a role which requires a character actor. Aunjanue Ellis is excellent as the wife and mother, she has a bravura scene in the family kitchen in Compton that could secure her nominations in the supporting category. The two young actresses playing Venus and Serena are fine. I guess it’s likely to be up for Best Picture, especially if there are 8-10 nominees. Smith is likely to be nominated but I don’t think will have a lock to win.

by Anonymousreply 182November 9, 2021 9:39 PM

My friend just saw House of Gucci tonight. He said that it was a mixed bag but that Gaga is a force to be reckoned with.

by Anonymousreply 183November 10, 2021 12:05 AM

“Reactions seem to be all over the place. From plain atrocious to Godfather vibes. Anyway, it seems Gaga is poised for a second acting nomination.”

by Anonymousreply 184November 10, 2021 2:39 AM

is that okay for a white guy to say the lead actress Ruth's last name?

by Anonymousreply 185November 10, 2021 1:11 PM

Screenings of Being the Ricardos finally commence Monday in LA and Tuesday in NY.

by Anonymousreply 186November 10, 2021 11:50 PM

Since people seem pleased with Kidman in the trailer, I think she's looking better for a nomination. The superficial similarity was always going to be the biggest hurdle for her. There were rumors that Sorkin would have to rush to complete it in time, so screening it a month before it hits theaters seems like a good sign.

by Anonymousreply 187November 11, 2021 12:33 AM

Just saw “Passing” on Netflix. I had heard amazing things about Ruth Negga’s performance and she really is fantastic as advertised. But I was really blown away by Tessa Thompson’s far less showy but brilliantly nuanced lead performance in the film. She is exceptional.

The cinematography is top-tier making the film utterly gorgeous to look at.

by Anonymousreply 188November 11, 2021 2:12 AM

Good god that Netflix black cowboy movie? Regina king has done something to her face

by Anonymousreply 189November 11, 2021 3:03 AM

I want Ruth Negga to win just so the presenter on stage can point to her and say "and the Oscar goes to......THIS NEGGA!"

by Anonymousreply 190November 11, 2021 4:00 AM

I'll only tune in if Karen Grasser gets nominated. I am not interested this year.

by Anonymousreply 191November 11, 2021 4:14 AM

NEGGA, please!

by Anonymousreply 192November 11, 2021 4:21 AM

It's not a good sign that Spielberg still hasn't announced a press screening date for WSS yet and the movie comes out in a month. No one has seen it yet.

by Anonymousreply 193November 11, 2021 5:09 AM

Gaga is a lock for a nom, I think. Even the mixed to bad reviews for the film itself say she's stellar.

Not sure about Kidman. I hope she kills it (since she already killed her face). I want that to movie to be great.

I hope Negga gets a nom. I fell in love with her in the little watched AMC series The Preacher. She's so captivating.

by Anonymousreply 194November 11, 2021 5:23 AM

I don't think Gaga is getting a nomination. Half the reviews say she's disappointing to terrible. If Madonna didn't get nominated for Evita, then I don't see Gaga getting one for this mess.

by Anonymousreply 195November 11, 2021 5:42 AM

R188, that’s exactly what I thought about Passing. Thompson gIves my favorite performance of the year so far. It’s early and I haven’t seen even close to everything, but I was surprised how much I appreciated her work. She has a couple moments that are quietly devastating.

by Anonymousreply 196November 11, 2021 7:28 AM

I’m hearing that, like Les Miserables, West Side Story will have its first screening the day after Thanksgiving somewhere like Alice Tully Hall in NY.

by Anonymousreply 197November 11, 2021 3:22 PM

Oh gawd, Jamie Dornan is really going for it, singing Everlasting Love at the Belfast premiere. So cringe. So Eddie Redmayne.

by Anonymousreply 198November 11, 2021 10:56 PM

Isn’t Ruth’s last name pronounced Nayjja?

by Anonymousreply 199November 12, 2021 2:28 AM

I went to a screening of Licorice Pizza tonight. I hated it. My friend hated it. Hoffman’s kid is OK but homely. The female lead (who the fuck is she?) is obnoxious, charmless and also homely. Bradley Cooper is fun playing Jon Peters as a total asshole. Peters’ mincing gay assistant declares out of nowhere that Julie Andrews is “difficult.” Poor John Michael Higgins has to speak in an offensive Japanese “accent” in not one but two different scenes. Christine Ebersole is amusing as a Lucille Ball type named Lucy Doolittle. Harriet Sansom Harris is fabulous in her one scene as a talent agent. But this movie still fucking sucks. Don’t believe the raves that are popping up.

by Anonymousreply 200November 12, 2021 4:34 AM

R200, I've heard that it's just a bunch of odd vignettes strung together with no real storyline.

BTW, Julie Andrews is rumored to be difficult. She has a reputation in Hollywood for being tough as nails and she curses like a sailor.

by Anonymousreply 201November 12, 2021 5:00 AM

Yes, I’m aware that Julie Andrews has had a rep for being “difficult.” I just thought it was unnecessary for that creepy assistant to bring it up to a pubescent boy.

by Anonymousreply 202November 12, 2021 4:27 PM

I finally saw Spencer today. I've always thought it's insane that people have refashioned Kristen Stewart as some acting legend, and it didn't change my opinion. She relies on two or three acting tricks as usual (she's always darting her eyes), but she's not terrible.

I'd say she's better than the movie itself, which so often plays like a deranged horror movie. There isn't much humanity in it at all, even though a few of the actors (Sally Hawkins, Timothy Spall, Sean Harris) do what they can with what little Larrain gives them. It's ultimately an off-putting movie that seems like a parody of art house cinema.

by Anonymousreply 203November 13, 2021 5:38 AM

I hated Jonny Greenwood’s score for Spencer which really is like that of a horror movie’s. So many discordant chords. Oy. Way over the top.

by Anonymousreply 204November 14, 2021 12:17 AM

Went to screenings of Tick Tick Boom and House of Gucci yesterday and German film I’m Your Man tonight.

Tick Tick Boom is fine although the score is relentlessly generic. Good direction by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Loved Andrew Garfield and Robin DeJesus. The ethnically ambiguous female lead was a bore. I thought Vanessa Hudgins was the female lead but she’s not. At least she has the best song in the film, “Come to Your Senses.” Shame it’s ineligible for an Oscar.

House of Gucci is a total mess but still very entertaining. I’ll be struggling with whether to include Lady Gaga among my selections for a SAG nomination. I’ll have no problem including Al Pacino, who’s wonderful in a true supporting role. Jared Leto’s performance is bizarre and his accent is cartoon Italian but I did admire it. Adam Driver’s just OK. Why his character suddenly goes from being a sweet guy with a value system into a nasty megalomaniac is a mystery. No homosex in this unfortunately but Reeve Carney is pretty AF as Tom Ford and there’s a gorgeous, non-speaking Italian actor in the Swiss ski party scenes. Lady Gaga, Al Pacino, Jared Leto and Jeremy Irons were all at the Q&A, saying the usual shit. One of the producers was there, a rather handsome man named Kevin Walsh. I looked him up and he’s a former Scott Rudin assistant.

I’m Your Man-German woman is “assigned” humanoid robot who speaks German fluently with a British accent. I loved this. Dan Stevens proved in Eurovision he could do comedy and he’s great in this. The female lead is fine. This is a special film. It’s Germany’s official selection for the Oscar. I hope it finds an audience here. I think it might.

by Anonymousreply 205November 17, 2021 4:11 AM

[quote]ated Jonny Greenwood’s score for Spencer which really is like that of a horror movie’s. So many discordant chords. Oy. Way over the top.

I liked his score for SPENCER more than his score for THE POWER OF THE DOG.

Andrew Garfield is fantastic in TICK, TICK...BOOM. I am no fan of Jonathan Larson's work so for me the songs were the worst parts of the film though Garfield gives it his all. I had no idea Vanessa Hudgens was such a good singer.

I loved HOUSE OF GUCCI. It was entertaining and that's more than I can say about some of the films I have seen recently (BELFAST, SPENCER, PASSING).

by Anonymousreply 206November 17, 2021 4:28 AM

R205, I had similar feelings about House of Gucci. It gets a lot wrong, but all of the actors (except maybe Driver) really go for it. Leto even won me over, and I initially thought I'd hate his performance. What ultimately sold me was that it seems to breeze by, and that's not something you expect from a Ridley Scott movie.

I think the best comparison is American Hustle, another movie that lets all its actors play to the rafters and blurs the line between what is good and what is entertaining (both movies have Jack Huston lurking nefariously in the background, which is an oddly specific niche for an actor). The critical assessment of American Hustle has gone back and forth over the years, and I suspect it'll be the same for House of Gucci.

by Anonymousreply 207November 17, 2021 5:17 AM


by Anonymousreply 208November 17, 2021 5:22 AM

[quote]They're gonna give Oscars to Will Smith and Nikki Kidman, aren't they?

Yes, and Dakota Johnson, even though it absolutely should be Jessie Buckley getting nominated for that film. And there's no way Maggie Gyllenhaal doesn't get nominated for best director, as will Chloe Zhao for her Marvel flop.

by Anonymousreply 209November 17, 2021 5:23 AM

Buzz seems to really be building for Andrew Garfield. It may come down to a two-man race between him and Will Smith.

by Anonymousreply 210November 17, 2021 5:42 AM

I feel like there's no way the Academy is going to give Andrew Garfield an Oscar over Will Smith. For a musical, no less.

by Anonymousreply 211November 17, 2021 5:59 AM

A NETFLIX musical, at that.

by Anonymousreply 212November 17, 2021 6:03 AM

Nicole Kidman will be nominated for a Razzie, not an Oscar.

by Anonymousreply 213November 17, 2021 6:08 AM

They'll give Will an Oscar so Jada can finally STFU.

by Anonymousreply 214November 17, 2021 6:14 AM

R214 can you think of a better reason?

by Anonymousreply 215November 17, 2021 6:35 AM

R210, I've seen King Richard, Will Smith has this in the bag. It's another Erin Brockovich/The Blind Side; it's a massive star in a movie that is the very definition of a mainstream crowd-pleaser. And it may not be as good as Erin Brockovich, but it's miles better than The Blind Side, so I won't complain even if I like Benedict Cumberbatch or Andrew Garfield or whoever better.

Every win for a big star in a mainstream crowd-pleaser buys the Oscars credibility to award something like Parasite. It's the balance that the Academy has been trying to strike for almost a century, and giving Will Smith an award for a very good performance in an enjoyable movie seems like a small price to pay if they give someone like Jane Campion an Oscar for Best Director, which seems likely (Belfast for Picture, The Power of the Dog for Director, they both split the Screenplay awards).

And R215, I would give Tommy Wiseau an Oscar if Jada would STFU.

by Anonymousreply 216November 17, 2021 6:43 AM

I would dig up Malcolm X, drag his corpse onstage and hand him an Oscar if that would get Jada to finally STFU.

by Anonymousreply 217November 17, 2021 6:47 AM

no r213 her reviews have been great so far

and no r209 Jane Campion will win Best Director and that will fill the woman quota. No way a Marvel movie or Gyllenhaal get in.

by Anonymousreply 218November 17, 2021 7:35 AM

They'll hold a grudge against Will Smith for the chaos Jada caused. They'll give Denzel the third one he didn't get for Fences. Perfect block for the Smiths. Can't cry racism when it is given to the most well regarded black actor still working.

by Anonymousreply 219November 17, 2021 7:37 AM

R219 sounds like a vicious smack to Jaded. Here's hoping!

by Anonymousreply 220November 17, 2021 7:49 AM

Wouldn’t Garfield get an Oscar for his one two punch of two very opposite roles in one year?

by Anonymousreply 221November 17, 2021 8:50 AM

I hope Will Smith wins and forgets to thank Jada.

by Anonymousreply 222November 17, 2021 12:56 PM

R213 Both.

by Anonymousreply 223November 17, 2021 1:21 PM

Haven't seen King Richard so I take everyone's word here that Smith is great, but this weirdo book tour he's been on the past few months, talking up his fetishes, his open marriage, and general weirdness is NOT going to help him imo. A very strange PR move for someone who's got a major awards campaign coming up on him.

Tick Tick...Boom may be similarly terrific but it's a musical, as stated upthread. And Netflix is putting its big campaign money behind Cumberbatch and TPofTD this year. Garfield is popular with voters and could squeak out a nom. It's crowded though, what with Smith, Cumberbatch, Denzel, the House of Gucci cast, and dark horses like Jamie Dornan looking for a slot.

Maggie G, Dakota and Chloe Zhao are NOT getting nominated for anything this year. Kidman is getting very good reviews on average for Being the Ricardos as are the rest of that cast, so nominations may be in play. I still feel that Stewart is the frontrunner for Best Actress, that hasn't changed and she will be the one to beat.

And loved r207's HofG comparison to American Hustle. Perfect.

by Anonymousreply 224November 17, 2021 3:56 PM

R216, I disagree. I don’t think Will Smith has this in the bag. It’s only been a week since I’vd seen King Richard and neither his performance or the film are staying with me. Benedict Cumberbatch and Power of the Dog are. And so will, I suspect, Andrew Garfield. And Dan Stevens in I’m Your Man, although he doesn’t stand a chance for a nomination.

by Anonymousreply 225November 17, 2021 5:04 PM

And yes, I agree that Dakota Johnson won’t be nominated for The Lost Daughter but Jessie Buckley could be. I certainly think this is true for the SAG Awards. No way will Johnson get a SAG nomination.

by Anonymousreply 226November 17, 2021 5:06 PM

Smith doesn’t inhabit Richard Williams the way a fine character actor could. And I agree, his PR tour is doing a lot of damage to his chances. He’ll be nominated for sure but I don’t think he’ll win.

by Anonymousreply 227November 17, 2021 5:14 PM

Jada will literally burn Hollywood down if Will loses to a white man this year.

by Anonymousreply 228November 17, 2021 5:19 PM

Who in Hollywood gives a rats ass what Jada thinks? She would be one of the main reason he would lose.

by Anonymousreply 229November 17, 2021 5:54 PM

Idea. How about awarding the Oscar to people playing original characters, not cartoons of dead people. Looking at you, Gaga, Nicole, Garfield, Smith, Bardem, Stewart.

by Anonymousreply 230November 17, 2021 6:00 PM

The character that Gaga plays is a live woman.

And your comment is lame, R230. The Oscars have always nominated people for playing famous folks.

by Anonymousreply 231November 17, 2021 6:05 PM

I agree, R230. Not that a great performance by an actor playing a real-life figure shouldn't be rewarded but after so many years of it, it does begin to feel like they should just create a separate category called Best Impersonation and call it a day.

by Anonymousreply 232November 17, 2021 6:12 PM

[quote]I still feel that Stewart is the frontrunner for Best Actress, that hasn't changed and she will be the one to beat.

What about JHud for the Aretha biopic? Is she still favored for a nom?

by Anonymousreply 233November 17, 2021 6:14 PM

In your dreams.

by Anonymousreply 234November 17, 2021 6:40 PM

I think Alana Haim is going to sneak into Best Actress for Licorice Pizza. The reviews for her have been really positive.

by Anonymousreply 235November 17, 2021 6:47 PM

Christopher Rosen at Gold Derby has the top 5 likely Best Actress nominees as:

1. Kristen Stewart, “Spencer”

2. Lady Gaga, “House of Gucci”

3. Nicole Kidman, “Being the Ricardos”

4. Jessica Chastain, “The Eyes of Tammy Faye”

5. Olivia Colman, “The Lost Daughter”

I've only seen the Stewart and Chastain films and think Chastain is miles better than Stewart. I honestly do not understand the acclaim for Stewart and her film -- I almost fell asleep watching it and the ladies behind us walked out 30 minutes into the film.

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by Anonymousreply 236November 17, 2021 7:11 PM

R234, if you're referring to JHud being nominated, she received glowing reviews and has been on Scott Feinberg's best actress shortlist for several months (see link at R134 for the latest one). That doesn't mean she's going to actually get the nod but considering it a possibility is hardly a "dream."

by Anonymousreply 237November 17, 2021 7:58 PM

Haven't the reviews for Stewart been all over the place or have they been consistently positive? I too find it hard to believe that she would be catapulted to the front of the line over the likes of Kidman and Colman.

by Anonymousreply 238November 17, 2021 8:02 PM

Scott Feinberg is not a very good Oscar prognosticator.

He must post here because someone is always pushing his articles filled with outdated predictions.

by Anonymousreply 239November 17, 2021 8:03 PM

Has Ansel ever exposed willy or ass onscreen?

by Anonymousreply 240November 17, 2021 8:11 PM

No, R235. Ain’t happening. I actually loathed Haim in Licorice Pizza and I wasn’t the only one who felt that way at the screening. I predict what the critics say about her (and the film) will be completely dismissed by audiences when it actually gets released.

by Anonymousreply 241November 17, 2021 8:28 PM

Garfield is lead, Dornan is seeking a supporting nom.

Chastain's Tammy Faye was a flop, she's out of contention.

by Anonymousreply 242November 17, 2021 8:52 PM

I think Garfield is also being touted for supporting for the Tammy Faye pic.

by Anonymousreply 243November 17, 2021 9:14 PM

These are the locks to win, so far:

Will Smith

Kirsten Dunst

Jane Campion

Nicole Kidman, about a 70% lock right now

by Anonymousreply 244November 17, 2021 9:55 PM

R244, there's a difference between "front runners" and "locks to win". None of those are locks to win. There has barely been any pre-cursors yet. Plus, nominations and the night are a long way off. Slow down.

by Anonymousreply 245November 17, 2021 10:09 PM

[quote]Dornan is seeking a supporting nom.

Dornan's role is so slight and less impactful overall. I was more moved by and impressed by Ciaran Hinds as his father.

by Anonymousreply 246November 17, 2021 11:41 PM

Haim is too fug for anyone to actually care.

The Best Actress choices are so insipid they might as well give Frances McDormand #4.

by Anonymousreply 247November 18, 2021 12:12 AM

The best supporting actress category is the most competitive. There are realistically 20+ deserving performances and only 5 spots.

by Anonymousreply 248November 18, 2021 12:41 AM

R248, my dark horse favorite in that category is Martha Plimpton.

by Anonymousreply 249November 18, 2021 12:42 AM

I’d love to see Martha Plimpton win an Oscar. Deserving actress.

by Anonymousreply 250November 18, 2021 1:23 AM

[quote]Nicole Kidman will be nominated for a Razzie, not an Oscar.

You need to keep up. Ever since the screenings started for "Being the Ricardos," Nicole Kidman's buzz has been off the charts. Everyone who was razzing her casting is coming back and saying she's amazing as Lucille. Her nomination is, I think, assured. I don't think any wins are in the bag at this point, though.

by Anonymousreply 251November 18, 2021 1:52 AM

Martha Plimpton from The Goonies?

Will Rebecca Ferguson get a nomination for Dune?

by Anonymousreply 252November 18, 2021 2:22 AM

I haven't seen Mass but Martha Plimpton has been one of the most consistently wonderful actresses I've ever seen. Whenever she's in a movie, you at least know she'll be good and that's a great trait to have. Her work on the TV show, Raising Hope, was incredibly funny.

by Anonymousreply 253November 18, 2021 3:18 AM

[quote] Will Rebecca Ferguson get a nomination for Dune?

I would love to see that happen.

by Anonymousreply 254November 18, 2021 3:20 AM

I've always loved Martha Plimpton.

by Anonymousreply 255November 18, 2021 3:20 AM

Why didn’t Ruth Wilson get that part in Dune, it seems right up her alley and perfect for it? I don’t know that Rebecca person at all?

by Anonymousreply 256November 18, 2021 3:36 AM

Andrew Garfield in Tick Tick Boom!

by Anonymousreply 257November 18, 2021 3:38 AM

Loved Being With the Ricardos tonight because it goes so deeply into the creative process of doing an episode of I Love Lucy. Kidman is really good in scenes as the private Lucille but not so good in the comedy bits as Lucy. And she still gets tripped up by certain words, accent-wise. Even words like “version.” I came in thinking Javier Bardem was miscast but actually loved him as Desi. JK Simmons and Nina Arianda are wonderful, too. Great cast.

At the Q&A Sorkin said “Back in the 1950s there was an organization-not HUAC-that was called something like American Values First. They would tell film and TV producers, after some investigating, who was or wasn’t suitable for their projects. Today that organization is Twitter.”

Of course Sorkin is referring to the Twitterati who expressed their opinions about his casting for The Trial of the Chicago 7 and now Being With the Ricardos. What a dumbass analogy.

Anyway, I think the film, screenplay and all four main actors will get Oscar nominations.

by Anonymousreply 258November 18, 2021 3:52 AM

R244, you obviously haven’t even seen Power of the Dog. Dunst might not even get nominated. Her role isn’t strong or compelling enough for one.

by Anonymousreply 259November 18, 2021 3:54 AM

G, M, and Viola all have supporting roles coming up?

They should just throw the Oscar onto the stage and let them fight each other for it.

by Anonymousreply 260November 18, 2021 3:55 AM

Dunst is this year's Amanda Seyfried. (looked good in the store but when you got it home not much there.)

by Anonymousreply 261November 18, 2021 3:56 AM

Oh gees...what does Viola have coming out? Please not another insufferable campaign about suffering please.

by Anonymousreply 262November 18, 2021 3:56 AM

It's a woman's prison movie with Sandra Bullock r262!

Viola will suffer greatly I'm sure.

by Anonymousreply 263November 18, 2021 4:00 AM

Andrew Garfield is getting a lot of buzz right now. Once the movie drops on Netflix, he might have a real run at it. The problem for him is that King Richard is a better movie and that will most likely carry Will Smith over the finish line.

by Anonymousreply 264November 18, 2021 5:20 AM

Granted, it's never fair to judge anything out of context but the clip they showed of "House of Gucci" tonight on the Colbert show looked pretty cheesy to me. Gaga comes off like she's doing a parody of a mafia wife that she saw on "The Sopranos."

by Anonymousreply 265November 18, 2021 6:12 AM

I don’t know why, but I have a sinking feeling that we haven’t seen the performance that’s going to win Best Supporting Actor yet, and it’s probably going to be some awful choice (Jonah Hill in Don’t Look Up, maybe) that’ll make people say the previously unthinkable “Why couldn’t they have just given the Oscar to Jamie Dornan?”

That category just feels up in the air in a way that seems destined to lead to a bad outcome.

by Anonymousreply 266November 18, 2021 7:14 AM

Oh, God, it's absolutely going to be Jonah Hill in Don't Look Up, isn't it.

by Anonymousreply 267November 18, 2021 7:35 AM

Nicole Kidman 70% chance wtf? Not happening.

by Anonymousreply 268November 18, 2021 7:41 AM

Anne Thompson of Deadline says:

nne Thompson @akstanwyck · Nov 14 Sorkin's pandemic shoot Being the Ricardos is a fascinating look at one fraught week for Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz, under duress on many fronts with I Love Lucy and their marriage at stake. Kidman & Bardem deliver Oscar-worthy perfs. But flashbacks with de-aging CGI are creepy.

by Anonymousreply 269November 18, 2021 7:49 AM

I stil cannot get over Oscar of Rami Malek

by Anonymousreply 270November 18, 2021 1:47 PM

After seeing Belfast yesterday, I think the actress who played the mother could sneak into the Best Actress category and Ciaran Hinds will be nominated for Best Supporting.

by Anonymousreply 271November 18, 2021 3:45 PM

yes, oscar for Ciaran , please!

by Anonymousreply 272November 18, 2021 4:10 PM

I always used to get Ciaran Hinds and Alan Rickman confused. They look very similar.

by Anonymousreply 273November 18, 2021 4:53 PM

Kirsten Dunst is 100% winning.

by Anonymousreply 274November 18, 2021 4:56 PM

I enjoyed I'M YOUR MAN enough thanks to the charm of Dan Stevens but couldn't Germany select a proper awards worthy submission other than a retread of MAKING MR. RIGHT?

by Anonymousreply 275November 18, 2021 6:05 PM

DLU embargo will be lifted after tonight. Laraine Newman liked it.

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by Anonymousreply 276November 18, 2021 6:24 PM

I read raves for Alana Haim from all the major outlets.

by Anonymousreply 277November 18, 2021 6:39 PM

Yikes! The facial work on Will Smith. He looks 19 years old, totally not himself anymore. Did he get a total brow lift, what's going on there?

And will it help or hurt his campaign I wonder. Superficial factors matter, esp in tight races.

by Anonymousreply 278November 18, 2021 6:59 PM

The trailer for Don't Look Up made me chuckle once or twice and Jonah Hill actually had chemistry with Jennifer Lawrence. Not the romantic kind, but the interesting watchable kind. I'll check it out. The films up for consideration this year are at least all sounding somewhat entertaining. Well, except for Power of the Dog.

by Anonymousreply 279November 18, 2021 7:34 PM

*are all sounding.

by Anonymousreply 280November 18, 2021 7:35 PM

[QUOTE] The films up for consideration this year are at least all sounding somewhat entertaining. Well, except for Power of the Dog.

Having seen this already, I can say that it’s very entertaining. I was riveted throughout and especially in the latter half.

by Anonymousreply 281November 18, 2021 7:39 PM

Good to hear! I've heard Benedict C's performance is very self-conscious and it's hard to suspend disbelief - he doesn't quite disappear into the character. But I'll probably end up checking it out.

by Anonymousreply 282November 18, 2021 7:48 PM

The Power of the Dog was very good, imho

by Anonymousreply 283November 18, 2021 8:49 PM

R282, I don’t know if “disappears into the role” is the right way to categorize it, but I totally bought Cumberbatch as this character and thought he struck a tough balance. I’m just remembering his reaction when the meaning of the title of the film is revealed and it’s just breath-taking.

He should really be in a winner conversation. The nomination is assured.

Kodi almost steals the film.

by Anonymousreply 284November 18, 2021 8:56 PM

Just got a digital screener for The Eyes of Tammy Faye. I went to a screening of this a few months ago. I’ll probably rewatch it. Chastain is fantastic in it. They’re obviously doing everything they can to get her included in awards season and I think she will be.

by Anonymousreply 285November 18, 2021 9:22 PM

BTW, Cumberbatch showed peen....

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by Anonymousreply 286November 18, 2021 9:25 PM

If that's the only shot, you can't see anything but his ass, r286.

But didn't he show peen in Frankenstein? (On the performances when he was the monster).

by Anonymousreply 287November 19, 2021 12:22 AM

Scroll down r286

by Anonymousreply 288November 19, 2021 12:51 AM

He did show peen on stage as the monster in "Frankenstein," and I thought it was, uh, very brave of him. But maybe he's a grower, not a shower.

by Anonymousreply 289November 19, 2021 12:51 AM

I wish Tony Goldwyn showed peen (or bare ass) in King Richard as Venus’ first coach. Damn, he’s one hot daddy.

by Anonymousreply 290November 19, 2021 4:13 AM

search google r290

There are pictures of him in a play fully nude.

by Anonymousreply 291November 19, 2021 5:13 AM

R284 please put a SPOILER alert and tell what power of the dog means. I can't find the story

by Anonymousreply 292November 19, 2021 6:33 AM

This is NOT a spoiler: There is a Bible verse that goes "Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog."

The "darling" is Kirsten Dunst's character, and the "dog" is Cumberbatch's character. Cumberbatch's character is a mean, nasty asshole and Dunst's character is passive and meek. This is established right at the very beginning of the film so I'm not giving anything away.

by Anonymousreply 293November 19, 2021 6:51 AM

And Dunst’s character being so passive and meek is the reason she might not even get nominated. She certainly won’t win if she is.

by Anonymousreply 294November 19, 2021 3:36 PM


I was referring to the moment when Kodi points out to Benedict how the hill pattern looks like a dog running which no one but Benedict himself and his past man-crush Bronco Henry had ever noticed (all three presumably gay).

It seems clear that Bronco was fucking Benedict’s character in the late 1890s / early 1900s.

by Anonymousreply 295November 19, 2021 3:41 PM

Between Don't Look Up and Succession, Adam McKay may be this generation's Martin Scorsese.

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by Anonymousreply 296November 19, 2021 7:50 PM

I would love for Leo to beat out Will Smith for the Oscar.

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by Anonymousreply 297November 19, 2021 7:52 PM

So is JLaw back in the conversation now?

by Anonymousreply 298November 19, 2021 7:58 PM

McKay/Netflix should put Jennifer Lawrence in the supporting category, as she would be one of the frontrunners to win.

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by Anonymousreply 299November 19, 2021 8:00 PM

Netflix is going to do so well at the Oscars this year with multiple films.

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by Anonymousreply 300November 19, 2021 8:09 PM

When does this open? I wanna see it now.

by Anonymousreply 301November 19, 2021 8:11 PM

I’m still waiting for the promised Adam McKay Theranos movie…

by Anonymousreply 302November 19, 2021 8:15 PM

The Best Actress race is like a trip through Madame Tussauds with waxworks of Lucy, Aretha, Diana, Tammy Faye and Gucci!

by Anonymousreply 303November 19, 2021 8:28 PM

It's going to be a tight race between King Richard, Belfast, Power of the Dog, and Don't Look Up. I can see any of them winning since they all appeal to certain segments of the academy.

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by Anonymousreply 304November 19, 2021 8:39 PM

LA Times making the case for both Will Smith and Joaquin Phoenix:

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by Anonymousreply 305November 19, 2021 10:14 PM

Feinberg Forecast: Scott’s Oscar Standings in Mid-November:

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by Anonymousreply 306November 19, 2021 10:15 PM

Here's Vulture's take on the race, and they're usually pretty good. Not surprisingly, this week they focus on King Richard and Being the Ricardos, but there's a random mention of Gaby Hoffmann in C'mon, C'mon.

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by Anonymousreply 307November 19, 2021 11:02 PM

Lady Gaga will win Best Actress, Lead.

by Anonymousreply 308November 20, 2021 12:02 AM

I'm seeing "HoG" (unfortunate acronym!) on 11/23. I don't expect to change my prediction!

NK isn't going to win as Lucille Ball. Kristen as Diana? Nah. People are over Diana.

by Anonymousreply 309November 20, 2021 12:23 AM

Tessa Thompson is only average in Passing.

by Anonymousreply 310November 20, 2021 12:34 AM

R309 and even more so, people are over Kristen Stewart

by Anonymousreply 311November 20, 2021 1:12 AM

R309 and even more so, people are over Kristen Stewart

by Anonymousreply 312November 20, 2021 1:25 AM

Word from the BAFTA and LA critics screenings is that Ariana Grande brings the house down and steals the movie. I think she could pull a Beatrice Straight and get a supporting actress nomination.

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by Anonymousreply 314November 20, 2021 1:34 AM

Ariana has always been a better comedic actress than singer - she got her start playing wacky sidekicks in kids' shows - so that wouldn't be totally out of left field.

by Anonymousreply 315November 20, 2021 1:34 AM

Meryl probably has it in her contract that she be the only one pushed for Supporting Actress.

by Anonymousreply 316November 20, 2021 3:42 AM

Is my font the same size as the others in r299.

Mamie!!!! Get a ruler!!!!

by Anonymousreply 317November 20, 2021 3:43 AM

I would be so pissed if Ariana wins over Martha Plimpton.

by Anonymousreply 318November 20, 2021 3:44 AM

How can the whole cast of Mass be supporting? Aren't they all in it all the time?

by Anonymousreply 319November 20, 2021 3:45 AM

Mass is a good example of why the Oscars would benefit from a Best Ensemble award like the SAGs.

by Anonymousreply 320November 20, 2021 3:49 AM

Is Mass the four of them talking the whole time?

by Anonymousreply 321November 20, 2021 3:56 AM

Could Leo win his second Oscar? It's a crime that he only has one so far.

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by Anonymousreply 322November 20, 2021 4:57 AM

The year Leo won his Oscar, Bryan Cranston should've won for Trumbo. Fantastic performance and fantastic film.

by Anonymousreply 323November 20, 2021 4:59 AM

Interesting idea, R320, though I wonder if an ensemble category would only serve to create an "Everybody gets an award!" kind of feeling instead? Despite how grandiose it sounds, the Academy historically has only bestowed four individual acting honors per year. The feeling of how rare and special that is would (in my opinion at least) effectively be diminished if Oscars are handed out to 10 actors in one minute in one category.

by Anonymousreply 324November 20, 2021 4:59 AM

R322, I think DiCaprio will get in. In fact, I think it will be Leo, Will, Andrew, Joaquin and Benedict.

by Anonymousreply 325November 20, 2021 5:03 AM

Leo is getting RAVES, as is the whole cast.

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by Anonymousreply 326November 20, 2021 5:09 AM

I just watched it. I loved Don't Look Up. I don't expect to see a better film this year.. I actually like DL fave Jennifer Lawrence in this. And diCaprio is actually quite good. Lawrence will be Oscar nominated in Supporting and gonna be contender. Leo too.

by Anonymousreply 327November 20, 2021 5:15 AM

[quote]I would be so pissed if Ariana wins over Martha Plimpton.

Not to mention how funny it would be if she won two in one night (also taking best song).

by Anonymousreply 328November 20, 2021 5:54 AM

So Gaga, it seems, is really going to get a second BA nod?

That's pretty cool.

by Anonymousreply 329November 20, 2021 7:08 AM

Once upon a time in the 20th Century, I taught "Macbeth" umpteen times.

I think, if she is the actress her awards would have us believe, Frances McDormand could get another nomination. Lady Macbeth is reputedly the most challenging role for an actress.

Also, I had the good fortune to see Denzel as Brutus in a 2005 Broadway production of "Julius Caesar." I'm looking forward to his Macbeth.

by Anonymousreply 330November 20, 2021 7:25 AM

[quote]Netflix is going to do so well at the Oscars this year with multiple films.

Remember when Netflix first got into the Oscar game years ago and some in the industry weren't thrilled about it? I think the feeling was that we're now going to be giving Oscars to glorified TV-movies. (I seem to recall Spielberg was not a fan.) Have we come so far from that time now that no one really thinks of Netflix's movies in that way anymore or does that resentment still persist, if only more subtly?

by Anonymousreply 331November 20, 2021 7:42 AM

I think the bias is still there, R331. It usually doesn’t matter in terms of nominations, but Netflix has a lot of trouble closing the deal with wins, especially in the top categories. Their only Oscars in major categories have been for Alfonso Cuaron directing Roma and Laura Dern for Marriage Story, and both entered the ceremony as stone-cold locks by well-connected people who know how to campaign.

Ma Rainey and Mank couldn’t win more than techs in the most Netflix-friendly year ever, and it probably helped that they competed with each other for a few of those categories where there wasn’t a reasonable theatrical alternative.

by Anonymousreply 332November 20, 2021 8:22 AM

Just finished watching King Richard. It's Biopic 101, but damn if it wasn't a satisfying movie. I really enjoyed it.

I normally despise Will Smith, but he was fantastic. So was the actress playing Oracene.

(Full disclosure: I'm a huge Venus fan. So I might be biased.)

by Anonymousreply 333November 20, 2021 8:37 AM

netflix really had to pay for those tweets

by Anonymousreply 334November 20, 2021 11:59 AM

I'm a YUGE Mark Rylance fan, but I canceled my Netflix subscription a long time ago because I wasn't watching an of its product.

Damn, now I'm thinking of re-subscribing just to see "Don't Look Up"

by Anonymousreply 335November 20, 2021 12:38 PM

Adam McKay is a terrible director.....what a minute when has that ever stopped the Academy showing people like him with nominations and sometimes wins.

by Anonymousreply 336November 20, 2021 1:15 PM

Did you see The Big Short, R336. Fantastic film. And it wasn’t just because of the cast.

by Anonymousreply 337November 20, 2021 1:43 PM

McKay doesn’t seem to be taken as seriously as he should as a filmmaker because he makes his films fast-paced, fun, and lighthearted, and film people distrust that as more advertising than art. But creating a fun two hours out of The Big Short was a huge achievement.

by Anonymousreply 338November 20, 2021 1:47 PM

Vulture's current Best Director predictions are funny.

by Anonymousreply 339November 20, 2021 5:20 PM

No one agrees with you, R323. Trumbo is a notoriously awful film and Cranston (and Mirren) are terrible in it.

by Anonymousreply 340November 20, 2021 5:23 PM

The supporting actress category is going to be insane if they put JLaw at supporting. It's already jam-packed with amazing performances and then you add JLaw and Meryl. There's going to be lots of campaigning going on.

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by Anonymousreply 341November 20, 2021 5:39 PM

I enjoyed King Richard and would be happy to see Will Smith win an Oscar for it. But the performance is awfully one note. That may not matter with the voters but once the character is established the script doesn't really give him anywhere to go. The film is also about 20 mins. too long; once you realise how little of the Williams sisters' sport history, it does start to feel a bit like an Afterschool Special.

I enjoyed it but this feels primarily like a Best Actor bid and talk of Best Picture, Director, even screenplay seems a little over-heated.

by Anonymousreply 342November 20, 2021 6:04 PM

*how little of the Williams sisters' sport history is covered...

by Anonymousreply 343November 20, 2021 6:05 PM

Sorry r340 but it was a good film.

by Anonymousreply 344November 20, 2021 6:06 PM

Aren't Leo and JLaw the leads in Don't Look Up?

by Anonymousreply 345November 20, 2021 6:53 PM

Andrew Garfield may not get a nomination. The movie is flopping hard on Netflix. It's doing even worse than The Prom, which was terrible. I have a feeling that he'll be forgotten in a couple weeks. Bradley Cooper is likely to get his spot for Nightmare Alley.

by Anonymousreply 346November 20, 2021 8:03 PM

While watching King Richard I couldn’t help but think what character actor could have done with the role. Smith is in over his head yet again. Louis Gossett Jr he ain’t.

by Anonymousreply 347November 20, 2021 10:28 PM

R347 I was thinking of the actor who played Cutty the boxing coach on The Wire. He has real dad/coach energy.

by Anonymousreply 348November 21, 2021 12:14 AM

The dad from Good Times.

by Anonymousreply 349November 21, 2021 12:16 AM

Tick Tick Boom felt like a weird waste of potential. Garfield was outstanding in the role. But why are you making a movie about a guy who both wrote a smash hit show that defined a generation of popular entertainment, AND died tragically out of nowhere at a pivotal moment, but making the movie about neither of those things? It could have been a perfect biopic and instead it was like, so when is he writing Rent?

by Anonymousreply 350November 21, 2021 12:18 AM

Isabel Sanford for Queen Richard!

by Anonymousreply 351November 21, 2021 12:40 AM

When did Kyle MacLachlan turn into a grandpa? And I can't believe what happened to Colleen Camp. It seems just like yesterday that both Kyle and Colleen were sex-pots and now look at them. Director James Brooks has aged better than both of them.

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by Anonymousreply 352November 21, 2021 1:24 AM

What is Don’t Look Up LA Tastemakers, some new weird named restaurant?

by Anonymousreply 353November 21, 2021 2:00 AM

Jennifer Lawrence is gonna be a shoo in. There is no may way she won't be nominated. Leo aho I don't normally like is also wonderful.

by Anonymousreply 354November 21, 2021 2:13 AM

Lawrence is really good in this. She's gonna get nominated. And the Academy loves her.

by Anonymousreply 355November 21, 2021 2:20 AM

But is Lawrence lead or supporting? Have there been any FYC ads?

by Anonymousreply 356November 21, 2021 2:34 AM

They're placing her in supporting. She has a an automatic spot. She's really fantastic in the part.

by Anonymousreply 357November 21, 2021 2:39 AM

Gold Derby has her listed in lead.

by Anonymousreply 358November 21, 2021 2:42 AM

Honestly, it's probably a good idea to nominate Lawrence. She's one of those superstars that appeals to both the old and new guards. Millennials still worship her.

by Anonymousreply 359November 21, 2021 2:57 AM

The NY Times review gave Smith measured praise, but said the actresses who play Serena and Venus make the film.

by Anonymousreply 360November 21, 2021 3:03 AM

Leo, Lawrence, Gaga...people might actually watch this year.

by Anonymousreply 361November 21, 2021 3:09 AM

She's still no Julia Roberts

by Anonymousreply 362November 21, 2021 3:15 AM

I just watched "tick, tick ... BOOM!" and I don't care how hard it may be flopping on Netflix, if Andrew Garfield is not nominated for Best Actor, then it would be one of the worst oversights in recent Oscar history, full stop. He is absolutely amazing in that role. (Who knew he had a voice like that?) And I really enjoyed the film itself as well as the performances by Robin de Jesus, Alexandra Shipp and Vanessa Hudgens and would love to see Robin get a supporting nomination, in particular for that scene on the sidewalk (about which I will say no more).

As a black person who's always happy to see a person of color win at the Oscars (because it still doesn't happen a great deal, though better than it used to be), it would certainly be nice to see Will Smith triumph since he reportedly gives such a wonderful performance in "King Richard." That said, after viewing all the nominees, I throw color out the window and root for the person whom I feel truly deserves it, regardless of ethnicity, so Will really better bring it to change my mind because as of now, I will be rooting for Andrew on Oscar night.

by Anonymousreply 363November 21, 2021 3:27 AM

Never understood the JLaw hate on DL. She's a pretty good actress. I loved Don't Look Up. And she is really good in it.

by Anonymousreply 364November 21, 2021 3:34 AM

As for WSS, has any remake ever won Best Picture or even been nominated for Best Picture?

by Anonymousreply 365November 21, 2021 3:35 AM

If Sandra Bullock can win for the dreadful The Blind Side, why not Smith?

by Anonymousreply 366November 21, 2021 3:36 AM

The Blind Side script is so cringe i read DL fave Julia Roberts barely finished reading it.

by Anonymousreply 367November 21, 2021 3:40 AM

I thought JLaw did absolutely nothing Oscar-worthy in "Silver Linings Playbook" but she walked away with the Oscar, so there you go.

by Anonymousreply 368November 21, 2021 3:52 AM

R365, Ben-Hur (1959), a remake of a 1925 silent film, won Best Picture.

by Anonymousreply 369November 21, 2021 3:59 AM

Isn't JLaw America's Sweetheart now? Why the fuck does Julia Roberts still think the fucking crown is still hers?

by Anonymousreply 370November 21, 2021 4:37 AM

I'm in the minority. But i actually think she's a good actress.

by Anonymousreply 371November 21, 2021 4:44 AM

I think McKay could win best director. It's going to come down between him, Jane Campion and Kenneth Branagh.

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by Anonymousreply 372November 21, 2021 4:55 AM

I think Brannagh is out of contention.

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by Anonymousreply 374November 21, 2021 5:55 AM

Another huge Martha fan here but having just seen Don"t Look Up Jennifer Lawrence can actually win Supporting Actress if they place her there. She is actually amazing.

by Anonymousreply 375November 21, 2021 6:27 AM

Can Leo beat Will Smith?

by Anonymousreply 376November 21, 2021 6:36 AM

I don't think so. But Leo is outstanding. Will is this year's prom queen. He is just doing victory laps. Look out for Jennifer Lawerence's insanely funny performance. She's gonna get nominated for sure.

by Anonymousreply 377November 21, 2021 6:40 AM

But Will is so odd and Jada caused them such embarrassment. I wonder if that will come into play.

(plus Bradley Cooper could sneak in if his film is good.)

The Smith's are a strange pair. I sort of don't want him to win. (I mean I haven't seen the movie so I guess he could be really deserving but he's too strange.)

by Anonymousreply 378November 21, 2021 6:47 AM

Will Smith is year's Julia Roberts. He's gonna win. The movie is better than I thought it would be. It will get nominated and Smith is a slam dunk this year.

by Anonymousreply 379November 21, 2021 6:52 AM

Early prediction. If Lawrence goes supporting she's gonna win.

by Anonymousreply 380November 21, 2021 6:54 AM

So let me get this straight Meryl could not even by nominated for her film and her co-star could win? Again? Just like The Hours.

It's little things like this that get me through the day.

by Anonymousreply 381November 21, 2021 7:05 AM

What does Lawrence play in the movie?

by Anonymousreply 382November 21, 2021 7:06 AM

R381 in a word yes. Jennifer has the more interesting role in the film And she is really fucking good.

by Anonymousreply 383November 21, 2021 7:11 AM

[quote]I enjoyed it but this feels primarily like a Best Actor bid and talk of Best Picture, Director, even screenplay seems a little over-heated.

R342 is spot on. I liked it, it was a sweet story and Will Smith brings a lot of heart to the role, but the script was treacly and derivative and the directing was nothing special. The little girls playing Venus and Serena were both great too, as was Jon Bernthal.

by Anonymousreply 384November 21, 2021 7:19 AM

R41 Dern's win is way worse. And how she played her parents was embarrassing. I liked the movie a little bit but her role was ridiculous.

by Anonymousreply 385November 21, 2021 7:32 AM

'tick, tick ...BOMB

WARNING: Anything Miss Miranda is involved with should be avoided.

I knew Jonathan Larsen when he worked at the Moondance Diner on 6th Avenue in Soho and he's nothing like the character Garfield plays. It's repellent!

by Anonymousreply 386November 21, 2021 7:42 AM

^ Garfield's performance is so overdone!

by Anonymousreply 387November 21, 2021 7:44 AM

So it's Gaga, KStew, JLaw, Chastain, and Colman for BA?

Is that the current top 5?

People might actually tune in!

Especially if Leo and Will duke it out for BA.

by Anonymousreply 388November 21, 2021 8:00 AM

Nicole Kidman is considered very strong for a nomination and even a win r388.

Put her in instead of Chastain and you got the top 5.

by Anonymousreply 389November 21, 2021 8:10 AM

Kristen Stewart doesn't have a chance.

by Anonymousreply 390November 21, 2021 8:27 AM

JLaw could go supporting so Chastain could get in.

by Anonymousreply 391November 21, 2021 8:30 AM

[quote]So it's Gaga, KStew, JLaw, Chastain, and Colman for BA?

Oh honey, no no no. Nicole Kidman and KStew are the two guaranteed nominations. Gaga and Chastain are iffy, the might make it, they might not. Jennifer Lawrence - there's no consensus yet on which category she'll be in. She has a better chance of winning in Supporting Actress. Colman is a probable yes, but the movie is not well regarded.

by Anonymousreply 392November 21, 2021 10:07 AM

Colman's film got bad reviews?

by Anonymousreply 393November 21, 2021 10:09 AM

[quote]if Andrew Garfield is not nominated for Best Actor, then it would be one of the worst oversights in recent Oscar history, full stop. He is absolutely amazing in that role.

"Andrew Garfield ... gamely sings and energetically gambols and uninhibitedly emotes and, in general, holds the screen with fervent charm, as movie stars do. But, unfortunately, Garfield isn’t a musical force of nature or anything close. His mere sufficiency in that department is the wavering note to which the entire movie is tuned and which, for all its many virtues, makes the film slip away from its emotional center."

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by Anonymousreply 394November 21, 2021 1:51 PM

I think Jennifer Lawrence might have a better chance winning Best Actress than supporting. It all depends on how well-received Nicole Kidman's performance is. Academy voters will jump at any chance NOT to give Kristen Stewart an Oscar, especially for such a terrible movie. Jennifer's only real competition would be Nicole.

Cate Blanchett is getting good notices for Nightmare Alley and may end up winning in the supporting category. However, the movie is said to be visually stunning but overall disappointing. Bradley Cooper's performance is also said to be disappointing and he should be no competition to Will and Leo.

by Anonymousreply 395November 21, 2021 5:43 PM

Here's my one word review of Tick Tick Boom: Treacly.

Not sure why this is in the award's conversation at all other than everything that gets released somehow ends up in the awards conversation. I mean, people do a their job decently and everyone's like, "They should be nominated!" Not sure I agree. Also, Andrew Garfield cannot play heterosexual convincingly.

by Anonymousreply 396November 21, 2021 5:54 PM

Nightmare Alley is generating zero buzz for a reason: it probably sucks.

by Anonymousreply 397November 21, 2021 5:54 PM

Will Emma Stone be nominated for Cruella?

by Anonymousreply 398November 21, 2021 5:55 PM

Jada is gonna have a major meltdown if Will doesn't win.

by Anonymousreply 399November 21, 2021 5:58 PM

Surprised nobody’s mentioned Aunjanue Ellis, who’s wonderful in King Richard. That kitchen confrontation alone should get her nominated.

by Anonymousreply 400November 21, 2021 5:59 PM

Any outstanding documentaries I should check out this year? My favorite last year was Crip Camp.

by Anonymousreply 401November 21, 2021 6:04 PM

[QUOTE] Surprised nobody’s mentioned Aunjanue Ellis, who’s wonderful in King Richard. That kitchen confrontation alone should get her nominated.

She’s a lock for a nod, in my opinion.

I also think that she is the one who should’ve been nominated (and perhaps won, although I wanted Rachel Weisz that year) in supporting for If Beale Street Could Talk instead of Regina King whose performance I honestly barely remember. It’s Ellis’s character’s scene in the beginning of the film that I remember the most out of the entire movie.

by Anonymousreply 402November 21, 2021 6:27 PM

I hope people talking about JLaw going supporting are not endorsing category fraud. I thought she was co-lead with Leo.

by Anonymousreply 403November 21, 2021 6:50 PM

R396 It's awful and Garfield is terrible. He seems to be channeling Anthony Perkins. Garfield was much better in The Eyes of Tammy Faye a performance more worthy of Oscar consideration. The film has received some very good reviews which is unfathomable, but then the boring, empty Hamilton was over praised, over-hyped and over-priced as was Rent.

by Anonymousreply 404November 21, 2021 7:53 PM

I think Garfield is brilliant in TTB and could imagine him being twice-nominated (lead for TTB, supporting for Tammy Faye). Of course, if this happens, he'll either win neither or take supporting as a consolation prize, clearing the way in lead for Will or Leo (or Joaquin if Will and Leo cancel each other out).

But imagine if you will a supporting actress category with JLaw, Dunst, Grande and possibly Streep and Blanchett. In my opinion that would be the race of the night.

by Anonymousreply 405November 21, 2021 8:09 PM

I don't see how JLaw can run in Supporting when her name is above the title. Also, Ariana Grande is not going to be nominated for an Oscar.

Also, ask Julianne Moore, Emma Thompson and Sigourney Weaver about double nominations being a sure bet Supporting win.

by Anonymousreply 406November 21, 2021 8:14 PM

I think the nomination of LaKeith Stanfield in Supporting showed that the Academy will do whatever they want regarding category placement, no matter how little sense it makes. If voters want to place Lawrence in Supporting, R406, then they'll do it.

by Anonymousreply 407November 21, 2021 8:32 PM

Hell, both Stanfield and Kaluuya were lead in that film. Nominating them in Supporting was absurd.

by Anonymousreply 408November 21, 2021 8:36 PM

King Richard's chances of winning Best Picture are over after it bombed at the box-office. For a movie like that to stand a chance, it has to be a big box-office winner, like The Blind Side. The movie is going to lose money. Will Smith's frontrunner status is now in question, especially with Leo closing in fast.

by Anonymousreply 409November 21, 2021 9:41 PM

R407, the voters don't decide placement. The studio/distributor campaign for nominations. With all the supporting actresses in DLU, including Streep and Blanchett, I doubt they're going to put JLaw in supporting too when she's the film's only bid for Best Actress.

by Anonymousreply 410November 21, 2021 9:51 PM

r400 see upthread, Ellis has been mentioned her a few times re her performance. She's definitely in the running but Supporting Actress is super tight.

by Anonymousreply 411November 21, 2021 10:07 PM

No, R410, the voters absolutely do decide placement for the Oscars. Studios can campaign for actors wherever they like, but ultimately that decision does come down to the voters themselves, who have on multiple occasions ignored the studio campaign and nominated actors in different categories.

Kate Winslet for The Reader is the most famous example of that.

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by Anonymousreply 412November 21, 2021 10:07 PM

King Richard whiffs at BO

by Anonymousreply 413November 21, 2021 10:09 PM

The box-office thing is going to be complicated this year because there have been some flops and a lot of mixed theater/streaming films.

by Anonymousreply 414November 21, 2021 10:10 PM

Oscars was called "too white" then it was called "too woke" what's it gonna be in 2022?

by Anonymousreply 415November 21, 2021 10:20 PM

What's with the conformity of choices, here and by the critics? "Cate is terrific in Nightmare Alley, she'll be nominated in Supporting and definitely win!" Um, no not really. AMPAS is notorious for making the acting big names wait a long time to become double, and rarely triple, winners. It took M decades to get #3.

They may certainly love Cate, but they aren't letting her into the Triple Crown circle this year, not for a del Toro movie.

Similarly I've no doubt JLaw is terrific in DLU, but they won't give her a 2nd Oscar so soon after the first, making her a double winner at 31. They tend not to play that way. Yes I know about Mahershala and Chris Waltz; those were both double supporting wins and neither household names.

In a year where JLaw, Blanchett, Meryl, Dunst, Dench, Aunjanue Ellis and Catriona Balfe could be nommed, look for Dunst to take it home, with Ellis playing spoiler. Balfe is too new to the AMPAS scene and not known for film work (yet), the others are already major stars with multiple wins. Dunst has played the long game with dues - Steve Huvane will pull out every stop for her - she's well-liked by her peers and will draw on her connections. Only Ellis imo could best her.

It's not always about the performance, but about perception of paid dues and politics.

by Anonymousreply 416November 21, 2021 10:26 PM

R416, Dunst is absolutely NOT going to win. She’ll be lucky just to get to the ball. Her role in Power of the Dog is disappointingly inert. Nothing as good as her work in Fargo Season 2.

by Anonymousreply 417November 21, 2021 10:29 PM

King Richard definitely took a hit because of HBO Max, R414. It's not like Dune, which demands to be seen in theaters. Even a movie like In the Heights could make a better case for the theatrical experience. King Richard is two hours of Will Smith yelling while his daughters play tennis, and no one needs a big screen to see that.

R416 makes a great case for Dunst. I don't think she's a lock, but she does have the narrative that makes the most sense out of all her competition, and sometimes that's enough (even if her character is inert).

by Anonymousreply 418November 21, 2021 10:31 PM

^ didn’t stop me, r417.

by Anonymousreply 419November 21, 2021 10:32 PM

Different circumstances, R419. Dern had a show stopping scene in Marriage Story and Dunst doesn’t in Power of the Dog. Her character starts off OK but is reduced to a whimpering, simpering alcoholic doormat by the end of the film.

by Anonymousreply 420November 21, 2021 10:35 PM

R415 maybe too close to call

by Anonymousreply 421November 21, 2021 10:36 PM

r417 her role may have been 'inert' as you say, but re-read what I wrote. It's not about the performance, per se, in many cases. Kiki's been around for DECADES, putting in consistently great work with many major players: Pitt, Cruise, Raimi, von Trier, Crowe, Coppola, Campion. She's an early superhero player in the Spiderman trilogy, and had two iconic youth roles (Bring it On and Drop Dead Gorgeous).

She has friends up and down the power AMPAS list from working on A-list projects since a child. More importantly, she is one of the original Holy Trio of St Stephen Huvane (the others being Goop & Aniston), she is one of his earliest and longest-standing clients, and he will pull out -everything- for her this season. They've been waiting a long time for this moment, to do this. That alone gives her a huge edge.

by Anonymousreply 422November 21, 2021 10:43 PM

[quote] Will Emma Stone be nominated for Cruella?

I was a better Cruella.

by Anonymousreply 423November 21, 2021 10:46 PM

[quote]Oscars was called "too white" then it was called "too woke" what's it gonna be in 2022?

Too boring.

What an underwhelming group of nominees, save for a handful (Gaga, Will Smith).

Kristen Stewart an Academy Award frontrunner should tell you all you need to know.

And we're back to elevating Jennifer Lawrence as a great actress? Streep again?


by Anonymousreply 424November 21, 2021 10:47 PM

R424, I think the Kristen Stewart bubble is going to burst pretty quickly. Spencer has tanked hard with audiences. It's not just that people aren't going to see it, it's that the audience that did show up hated what they saw. It has a Rotten Tomatoes audience score on par with the 2016 Ghostbusters reboot and Darren Aronofsky's mother!, two of the most reviled movies of recent years.

I don't even think Stewart as secure for a nomination as people assume. We could be looking at another Jennifer Lopez in Hustlers situation, where a massive online and media push for a celebrity blinds everyone to some very glaring weaknesses.

by Anonymousreply 425November 21, 2021 11:10 PM

Forget Kristen Stewart. No way is she going to be nominated. Jessica Chastain has a much better shot at a nomination.

by Anonymousreply 426November 21, 2021 11:39 PM

R412, Weinstein campaigned for The Reader. The Academy voters did what he instructed them to do. Same thing with Viola in Fences. Mahershala in Green Book.

They're not going to put JLaw in supporting when a Best Actress nom can add to their overall total noms - there are bigger goals than winning.

by Anonymousreply 427November 22, 2021 12:32 AM

R416, I disagree. The role/performance are the deciding factors, not the longevity of a career.

I doubt you’ve seen Power of the Dog. When you have get back to me.

by Anonymousreply 428November 22, 2021 12:40 AM

This is what Variety says about Don't Look Up's acting category placements. I feel like they will put Lawrence in the Best Actress category:

DiCaprio has launched himself into the awards conversation, delivering another knockout performance as an astronomer desperately trying to share the truth before getting wrapped up in the media and political antics that often plague crises (like a COVID-19 pandemic). Angling for leading actor consideration, he could crack a field that is brimming with incredible names. Early rumblings were on a possible supporting bid for the actor, with discussions surrounding an ensemble approach to the acting campaign. This tactic would have been very sellable to the actors’ branch. Contenders like Jamie Dornan and Ciarán Hinds in “Belfast” can exhale, since this will not be the case.

by Anonymousreply 429November 22, 2021 12:48 AM

word is west side story is piece of shit !

j chastin suked bad !!!!

will smith , nooo way,

by Anonymousreply 430November 22, 2021 1:14 AM

Kirsten Stewart gettin a nom from anybody is a big fat joke.

by Anonymousreply 431November 22, 2021 1:15 AM

I think one advantage Will has over Leo is that Leo has won before. The Academy may feel like just as they finally gave Leo his trophy after previous nominations, this time will be Smith's turn.

by Anonymousreply 432November 22, 2021 1:23 AM

The other big advantage that Will has over Leo is that Smith is in a biopic while DiCaprio is in a comedy. Adam McKay has a pretty good track record for getting acting nominations when he makes an Oscar player, but even his actors haven't overcome the bias against comedies yet.

by Anonymousreply 433November 22, 2021 2:07 AM

Leo's film is timely though and appeals to the problems of climate change (I believe)

He has a political edge.

by Anonymousreply 434November 22, 2021 2:39 AM

mr willy smith's movie is a flop a roonie accordiing to the trade mags. good.

by Anonymousreply 435November 22, 2021 2:52 AM

I don't give a shit what anyone says, Chalamet deserves a nomination for Dune. He carried that movie.

by Anonymousreply 436November 22, 2021 3:39 AM

I am not a musical theater person at all. I've heard of Rent, but know nothing about it or its creator.

I just watched Tick, Tick, Boom. I like it well enough.

But I kept thinking how spookily spot on Larson was with the premise of his never produced Suberbia,

by Anonymousreply 437November 22, 2021 6:37 AM

Clifford the Big Red Dog in its second week made more money this weekend than King Richard

by Anonymousreply 438November 22, 2021 7:52 AM

king richard is a big fops a roonie of a disaster.

by Anonymousreply 439November 22, 2021 7:53 AM

When did she/he last have a hit??? he is not bankable anymore. how do he get roles???

by Anonymousreply 440November 22, 2021 7:54 AM

R436 Timothee sold the movie to the world but it's not with his acting. It was because he's pretty. There's no Oscar for best pretty boy.

by Anonymousreply 441November 22, 2021 8:06 AM

Has Nightmare Alley even started screening? I've heard absolutely nothing.

by Anonymousreply 442November 22, 2021 9:18 AM

R442 Yeap. Premiered in 1947.

by Anonymousreply 443November 22, 2021 9:23 AM

Fuck off, 443. I'm not talking about the original version. But you knew that. You thought you were going to be amusing.

You weren't.

by Anonymousreply 444November 22, 2021 9:30 AM

[quote]word is west side story is piece of shit !

Word from where? It hasn't started screening yet. (Though it will later this week).

by Anonymousreply 445November 22, 2021 9:31 AM

R44 Oh you fuck off. Obviously you are a fan gurl/stan of one of the stars of the del Torro version.

by Anonymousreply 446November 22, 2021 9:57 AM

At the end, it's all about the given competition. This year, it appears none of the contenders in BSA race already seen gives pundits any confidence to predict for the win. Hence, Blanchett's name being circled around site unseen simply on the pedigree.

by Anonymousreply 447November 22, 2021 11:08 AM

if there is a god in heaven, kirsten stewart, nicole kidman and jessica chastain wont win awards.

by Anonymousreply 448November 22, 2021 11:25 AM

[quote]I disagree. The role/performance are the deciding factors, not the longevity of a career.

That is extremely naive. AMPAS is one of the most politically-oriented voting bodies in the western world. Political in the literal sense, and also in the internal-local-Hollywood sense.

One could argue that half or more of the acting awards handed out over the past 40 years were based on internal campaigning and horse-trading, or "career-due" feelings, rather than objective quality of the performances nominated.

We spend hours on these threads every years on DL, discussing these details.

by Anonymousreply 449November 22, 2021 1:38 PM

Yeah its rarely about the performance. Most are cause they feel someone is due or someone kissed enough asses. Oscars are "bought" in many ways.

by Anonymousreply 450November 22, 2021 1:59 PM

Go back to to the Frances McDormand thread and post another essay, R450, "cause" you don't have anything of value to contribute here.

Better yet, go back to work and "kiss some asses" or something, "cause" you clearly don't have anything going for you in real life.

by Anonymousreply 451November 22, 2021 3:02 PM

R451 So Malek got his oscar for amazing acting?

by Anonymousreply 452November 22, 2021 3:06 PM

R451 it's not that serious. Calm down moron!

by Anonymousreply 453November 22, 2021 3:14 PM

The performance is part of the reason people vote for somebody -- very rarely has a bad performance won due to outside reasons, though there are admittedly a few examples (Liz in BUtterfield 8, Pacino in Scent of a Woman). Generally, however, the performance is good enough that outside influences -- veteran status, beloved in the industry, box office, race/nationality -- can raise it up to a win over better performances that lack that extra narrative push.

So far, two narratives appear to be collapsing: Kristin Stewart in Spencer and Will Smith in King Richard -- the public's outright rejection of their films throws a considerable wrench into their prospects -- I suspect Smith can still grab a nomination, but I'm starting to wonder if Stewart will be passed over.

by Anonymousreply 454November 22, 2021 3:17 PM

I like your 1st paragraph r454. Nuanced and generally true.

I don't know that Stewart has 'collapsed' enough though to not get at least a nomination though. Not at this point - let's meet again in a few weeks to discuss. She's been running a flawless pr campaign so far, it should be enough to push her over the line.

by Anonymousreply 455November 22, 2021 3:31 PM

I agree with R455. Stewart’s performance is just too good not to be nominated this year. However, her frontrunner status has withered away as the film itself has not really captured audiences and other candidates have emerged as strong alternatives.

Folks have been writing Jessica Chastain off because of her film but I think she still gets in as one of the earliest BA contenders on the scene.

by Anonymousreply 456November 22, 2021 3:36 PM

Leo's next two movies are Scorsese's Killers of the Flower Moon and Roosevelt. He's most likely winning an Oscar for one of them. He's in great shape regardless of whether he wins this time or not. Will Smith is desperate for the win.

by Anonymousreply 457November 22, 2021 4:25 PM

I'm sure he'll eventually get a second award, R457, but I am really not looking forward to the inevitable "But Leo only has one Oscar!" campaign.

People like Kate Winslet and Anne Hathaway got a lot of criticism for aggressive Oscar campaigns, but Leo's for The Revenant was even more insufferable, and I don't want to endure a repeat of it for a very long time.

by Anonymousreply 458November 22, 2021 4:37 PM

R458, speaking of insufferable campaigns, let's not forget Melissa Leo, who, in my opinion, was downright embarrassing in her desperation for a win. But win she did, so obviously it was all worth it in the end.

This is also why, even though she's a complete kook who eventually shot her career in the foot, I admired the way Monique didn't campaign her Oscar year and just basically cruised to a win on the merit of the work alone. If only more would (could?) do it that way.

by Anonymousreply 459November 22, 2021 5:11 PM

Will Elgort have his big cock out ftw?

by Anonymousreply 460November 22, 2021 5:27 PM

[quote]People like Kate Winslet and Anne Hathaway got a lot of criticism for aggressive Oscar campaigns, but Leo's for The Revenant was even more insufferable, and I don't want to endure a repeat of it for a very long time.

Hear hear! Please spare us it's too soon after the first go-round.

by Anonymousreply 461November 22, 2021 6:18 PM

Laughing now remembering Kate Winslet’s “I’m a 19th century dyke now” failed Oscar bid last year for Ammonite.

by Anonymousreply 462November 22, 2021 6:20 PM

Winslet's Oscar campaign in 2009 was disgusting. Then she tried to walk it back during #metoo blaming it all on Harvey Weinstein.

by Anonymousreply 463November 22, 2021 6:23 PM

Does Jennifer Lawrence ever listen to her pr team? What is wrong with her - in no way is she winning another Oscar this year, or helping her chances for a nomination, with this kind of public drivel: "Nearly dying on a PRIVATE jet....her main concern was losing her dog Pippi ('This little thing didn't ask for this!') and potentially losing her hair". Egads! such PROBLEMS of the Hollywood elite.

[quote]'But I thought, 'Oh, my God, maybe we'll survive this? I'll be a burn victim, this will be painful, but maybe we'll live. Please, Lord Jesus, let me keep my hair. Wrap me in your hair-loving arms. Please don't let me go bald'. '

Please tell me she is joking - she sounds like an empty-headed, lightweight idiot. No one is saying she has to give a treatise on solving global warming, but ffs lady shut up about your richie-rich lifestyle and its problems in this current socio-political climate.

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by Anonymousreply 464November 22, 2021 6:23 PM

R464 she sounds like a fucking spoiled idiot, needs a firm hard boot up her spoiled arse. What a wanker

by Anonymousreply 465November 22, 2021 6:27 PM

[quote]Has Nightmare Alley even started screening? I've heard absolutely nothing.

I've seen screening dates starting the first week of December.

by Anonymousreply 466November 22, 2021 6:34 PM

Is JLaw farting and burping again during interviews? She’s so “relatable” you know.

by Anonymousreply 467November 22, 2021 6:34 PM

She sounds like a spoiled A list movie star which is what she is. How is this so groundbreaking?

by Anonymousreply 468November 22, 2021 6:44 PM

It's not groundbreaking, no. But it's shocking that she's saying it openly during a highly competitive Oscar campaign season where she is newly in the running for a slot in an insanely competitive category. Foot in mouth, and out and back in. Her publicists (and the studio team tasked with boosting Don't Look Up) are dying a little at their desks today, trust.

by Anonymousreply 469November 22, 2021 6:50 PM

[quote] and less impactful overall.


by Anonymousreply 470November 22, 2021 6:54 PM

Dear Evan Hansen grossed more its opening weekend than King Richard!

by Anonymousreply 471November 22, 2021 7:02 PM

No one wants to support a Will Smith movie anymore.

Because the fucker plays the same role in the same way in every movie. Give him an award so he'll go away like Costner and Gibson did.

by Anonymousreply 472November 22, 2021 8:06 PM

R464, You must have missed Will Smith's latest interviews where he talked of wanting to kill his father, and how he got a loan from his drug dealer. Oh, and how granny Stockard Channing broke up his first marriage. Lawrence is doing just fine compared to him.

by Anonymousreply 473November 22, 2021 8:46 PM

[quote]Because the fucker plays the same role in the same way in every movie.

Isn't it fair to say that this describes many movie stars? Tom Cruise has been doing the same thing with little variation for the past 25 years.

by Anonymousreply 474November 22, 2021 9:39 PM

But Tom Cruise isn't campaigning for Oscars, shamelessly.

One thing I do have to say about Cruise is that he goes the fuck away between film projects, and even when the film comes out he only does a minimum of interviews. He's not constantly in-your-face and thirsty like so many of these whores. I have to give him credit for that.

by Anonymousreply 475November 22, 2021 9:46 PM

Frances McDormand is going to take over the Oscars as she always does to show the world how off-the-beaten-path and unconcerned she is.

by Anonymousreply 476November 22, 2021 9:52 PM

[quote]Please tell me she is joking - she sounds like an empty-headed, lightweight idiot.

That's because it's who she is. She's an uneducated hick from the Mid West. I don't even think she finished middle school.

by Anonymousreply 477November 22, 2021 10:28 PM

I like Lawrence and I'm pretty sure she was making a joke. Things can read differently in print than when you're hearing her say it in person or on video. She appears to have a sense of humor about everything and doesn't take herself very seriously and I like that.

Her only flaw was showing up and suddenly being in every movie at once and the overexposure did her in. People got sick of her. She's kept a lower profile for the past few years and that's probably for the best.

by Anonymousreply 478November 22, 2021 10:47 PM

T460, Elgort’s been “canceled” due to an alleged sexual assault. He won’t be nominated for anything this year (not that he would have been anyway, but the brewing scandal seals it).

by Anonymousreply 479November 22, 2021 11:07 PM

[quote]Also, ask Julianne Moore, Emma Thompson and Sigourney Weaver about double nominations being a sure bet Supporting win.

Don't forget me!

by Anonymousreply 480November 22, 2021 11:55 PM

In the Heights grossed twice as much as King Richard opening weekend, and ITH got better reviews. Why is King Richard a contender for BP and not In the Heights? And I guarantee you that ITH will have better reviews than West Side Story, but WSS will still be more of an Oscar favorite for some odd reason. None of it makes sense.

by Anonymousreply 481November 23, 2021 12:44 AM

THR reviews "House of Gucci":

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by Anonymousreply 482November 23, 2021 12:59 AM

R481 Because ITH sucked. So did Hamilton and Tick, Tick . . . Bomb!

by Anonymousreply 483November 23, 2021 1:07 AM

r475 Cruise used to be quite thirsty (Oprah's couch remember?)

Now he stays hidden because he'd have to answer questions about Katie Holmes and why he doesn't see Suri.

Abandoning your child doesn't play well to his old frau fans. He just keeps making Mission Impossible films. (It must drive him crazy though that Nicole and Penelope Cruz both have Oscars and respect. Bearding for him made their careers.)

by Anonymousreply 484November 23, 2021 2:50 AM

The Variety review above pans the film but it is a full out rave for Gaga.

by Anonymousreply 485November 23, 2021 2:53 AM

With foreign critics raving over Don't Look Up, it's going to do very well at the Golden Globes.

"I just saw a masterpiece. Possibly the best critique of 21st century sheep society seen on screen."

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by Anonymousreply 486November 23, 2021 2:57 AM

they aren't really having the Golden Globes this year

by Anonymousreply 487November 23, 2021 2:58 AM

"Don't Look Up is Adam McKay's best film and the smartest, most hilarious, and well-written satire in years. Rabidly entertaining and brilliant. Direct to the best of the year. Leonardo DiCAprio, Jennifer Lawrence and Meryl Streep are huge and should be in the Oscars."

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by Anonymousreply 489November 23, 2021 3:05 AM

What supposed true story is Don’t Look Up based on? I know that Wag the Dog was a satire based on a true story.

by Anonymousreply 490November 23, 2021 3:12 AM

The Golden Globes are racist and have been cancelled.

by Anonymousreply 491November 23, 2021 3:14 AM

Belfast is also quite good as well as obvious Oscarbait. The kid is excellent. Dornan is less impressive than the woman who plays his wife.

by Anonymousreply 492November 23, 2021 3:27 AM

The reviews for House of Gucci are just all over the map! Some call it boring, some call it wildly entertaining. Crazy.

But nearly every single review is giving Gaga raves. Madonna must be livid. Haha.

by Anonymousreply 493November 23, 2021 3:35 AM

Who's the idiot that keeps shitting on Frances M on this site? You are unfunny and predictable, loser.

by Anonymousreply 494November 23, 2021 3:43 AM

I haven't a clue r494. Perhaps someone jealous of that she got three Best Actress Oscars before her.

by Anonymousreply 495November 23, 2021 3:52 AM

The Globes are still having an untelevised ceremony even though no one is attending and studios and PR people aren't even submitting people to be nominated.

quite odd.

by Anonymousreply 496November 23, 2021 3:56 AM

Count me in!

by Anonymousreply 497November 23, 2021 4:05 AM

And me!

by Anonymousreply 498November 23, 2021 4:08 AM

The Globes had one ceremony where they just announced the winners at a press conference due to a writers’s strike. I assume it’ll be something like that, R496.

by Anonymousreply 499November 23, 2021 4:10 AM

I think they've rented a ballroom r499 so they are planning on people being there I guess!

by Anonymousreply 500November 23, 2021 4:13 AM

Why was Twitter upset with the Golden Globes? I can't remember the details.

by Anonymousreply 501November 23, 2021 4:22 AM

It wasn't twitter it was a bunch of stars and directors who were mad that they had no black members (for years), confused Daniel Kaleua and Leslie Odom indicating all black people look a like to them and Scarlet Johanson and I guess others said they had a history of asking sexist degrading comments to women. She said she has refused to do interviews with them for a long time.

by Anonymousreply 502November 23, 2021 4:26 AM

R499, but will the winners accept the trophies or return them with a note that reads, "Thanks but we've had sufficient"?

by Anonymousreply 503November 23, 2021 6:07 AM

R499 it was the 2008 Golden Globes. I remember because Cate Blanchett won Best Supporting Actress for I'M NOT THERE, fittingly.

by Anonymousreply 504November 23, 2021 6:10 AM

lol r504

(and then dopey Billy Bush chimed in that she only won because she was playing a man. Way to spoil the moment for the winner.)

by Anonymousreply 505November 23, 2021 6:27 AM

I loved Bergman Island with Vicky Kreips—quiet movie but beautifully done and an interesting twist on a film-within-a-film. I’d love to see her as a surprise nom (who should have won for Phantom Thread…).

by Anonymousreply 506November 23, 2021 11:01 AM

[quote] Scarlet Johanson and I guess others said they had a history of asking sexist degrading comments to women.

She's become such an annoying troublemaker. She's almost as bad as Rose McGowan.

The Golden Globes are everybody's favorite awards show of the year, and now we get nothing because a few woke celebrities decided to cause a stink. They probably weren't getting enough attention, so they decided to ruin the fun for everybody.

by Anonymousreply 507November 23, 2021 8:19 PM

[quote] The Golden Globes are everybody's favorite awards show of the year

Not hardly, speak for yourself.

by Anonymousreply 508November 23, 2021 8:21 PM

R508, They are by far the best awards show. Far more fun than the Oscars.

by Anonymousreply 509November 23, 2021 8:28 PM

The Globes are even worse at awarding interesting television performances than the Oscars are at awarding interesting film performances. The Globes always feel five years behind and geared to rewarding mediocrity. I’ll take the Oscars over that, at least there’s a foreign film category.

by Anonymousreply 510November 23, 2021 8:31 PM

The Golden Globes are fun because the celebrities are drinking and much more loose.

by Anonymousreply 511November 23, 2021 9:26 PM

Why does anyone care about a movie about the Wms sisters' old man? I mean, who actually gives a tinker's dam?

by Anonymousreply 512November 23, 2021 11:12 PM

R490, No, it was not "based on a true story." It was based on a novel.

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by Anonymousreply 513November 23, 2021 11:17 PM

I’m seeing West Side Story in NY on Sunday night, Q&A afterward with the young leads as well as Rita Moreno. Jealous, bitches?

by Anonymousreply 514November 24, 2021 2:37 AM

Hell yes. Will Big Dick Ansel be present?

by Anonymousreply 515November 24, 2021 2:49 AM

I wonder if actors hate doing the Q&As they're all contractually obligated to do now.

by Anonymousreply 516November 24, 2021 3:31 AM

Spielberg really held onto WSS for as long as he could. There has to be a reason why the first screening is only a week before it's released. It looks like they're trying to hide it for as long as possible.

by Anonymousreply 517November 24, 2021 4:01 AM

Nobody could give a shit about Ansel Elgort. He's just another boring rich boy with the right connections.

by Anonymousreply 518November 24, 2021 4:03 AM

R517, that’s just Spielberg. His Oscar campaign strategy got stuck in 1993 and never changed: hold back your movie as late as possible, then release it in December just in time to make a splash.

He never adapted to the current model, where you build buzz throughout the season at festivals, then capitalize on it. Coming in at the last minute usually feels like an arrogant move, and it probably has hurt Spielberg’s movies more than it’s helped them.

by Anonymousreply 519November 24, 2021 4:19 AM

[Quote] Coming in at the last minute usually feels like an arrogant move, and it probably has hurt Spielberg’s movies more than it’s helped them.

Also hurting is the fact that with the arguable exception of Lincoln, Spielberg's movies haven't been as good as his movies from before the 2000s. I honestly don't see how remaking a beloved film is a step in the right direction.

by Anonymousreply 520November 24, 2021 5:31 AM

r514, I'm seeing the original WSS on Sunday afternoon at a TCM Fathom Event, with an intro and extro by Ben Mankiewicz. Jealous, bitch?

by Anonymousreply 521November 24, 2021 5:43 AM

The studio held on to WSS as long as possible hoping everyone would forget the underage rape accusation against Ansel Elgort. Looks like it worked.

by Anonymousreply 522November 24, 2021 7:02 AM

R522 but was it rape, rape?

by Anonymousreply 523November 24, 2021 9:13 AM

It only worked because Ansel Elgort is white.

by Anonymousreply 524November 24, 2021 2:27 PM

Ansel Elgort did not rape anybody, underage or otherwise. Sheesh. People need to get their facts straight before spreading that lie as fact.

by Anonymousreply 525November 24, 2021 3:02 PM

Ansel Cancel.

by Anonymousreply 526November 24, 2021 3:15 PM

Maybe Rita will score a Supporting Actress nomination.

Wouldn't it be something if she won?

by Anonymousreply 527November 24, 2021 9:03 PM

Indeed, R527. That could be a narrative that Academy voters simply couldn't resist -- awarding her in the same category for a remake of the same film she won for exactly 60 years before.

by Anonymousreply 528November 24, 2021 9:27 PM

Judging by the trailer, the new Leonardo DiCaprio/Jennifer Lawrence movie looks more like a comedy than a serious drama.

by Anonymousreply 529November 24, 2021 9:31 PM

Actually, it's a satire, so it's both.

by Anonymousreply 530November 24, 2021 10:18 PM

It looks like Glenn Close won't even get a nomination this year, much less win.

by Anonymousreply 531November 24, 2021 10:28 PM

Tant pis

by Anonymousreply 532November 25, 2021 1:27 AM

Fuck you, M. You're not getting shit this year, either. The supporting actress category is overcrowded, and for once your presence is unnecessary and undesired.

Tant pis yourself.

by Anonymousreply 533November 25, 2021 2:08 AM

The M/G shit has never been funny. It's just the ramblings of a dementia-addled old shut-in queen. So sad.

by Anonymousreply 534November 25, 2021 2:10 AM

Two dementia-addled old shut ins, r534.

by Anonymousreply 535November 25, 2021 2:13 AM

West Side Story is the only potential Oscar-worthy film that hasn't been screened yet. After it's screened next week, we should have a pretty good idea how the nominations are shaping up.

by Anonymousreply 536November 25, 2021 2:47 AM

Did anyone ever actually tally up Feinberg's win/lose rate? I had to deal with him on a movie I campaigned, and dude was a total fucking bumpkin. Like Golden Globes material. At best.

Not at all the 538/Nate Silver (straight tho) vibe that he was trying to project.

There is no science, he just wings it.

by Anonymousreply 537November 25, 2021 2:58 AM

So is Mark Rylance the only actor to ever win for a Spielberg movie?

by Anonymousreply 538November 25, 2021 3:02 AM

r516 Rosie O. said in a podcast that it felt so "creepy" when she had to do Emmy interviews for "SMILF"

The big stars don't seem to do them anymore.

by Anonymousreply 539November 25, 2021 3:03 AM

previews of west side story are not good.....sposed to be a mess.

by Anonymousreply 540November 25, 2021 3:04 AM

R538, there’s also Daniel Day Lewis in Lincoln.

by Anonymousreply 541November 25, 2021 3:05 AM

you say that all the time r534.

Better learn to deal with it. It has become a regular feature for DL for like a decade or so.

by Anonymousreply 542November 25, 2021 3:11 AM

Whenever people complain about how tiresome M and G are, the only justification people have for those awful posts is longevity. “Sure, we make these lame jokes that few people actually like, but we’ve been doing it so long that it has to continue!”

And it’s not one person who hates it.

by Anonymousreply 543November 25, 2021 4:03 AM

I hate that we can't have a normal discussion about certain people on DL - Meryl and Glenn are two of them - because of weird-ass trolls who have to fuck up every thread about them.

by Anonymousreply 544November 25, 2021 5:03 AM

Of course, this thread is not about either of them, but thanks for playing.

by Anonymousreply 545November 25, 2021 5:30 AM


by Anonymousreply 546November 25, 2021 5:50 AM

maybe people enjoy irritating people like you r543

(pointless bitchery and trolling seem to go hand in hand.)

by Anonymousreply 547November 25, 2021 5:51 AM

I assume the idea that Rita Moreno will get a nomination for WSS is a joke since I understand she only has a cameo.

by Anonymousreply 548November 25, 2021 8:26 AM

She's being adverstised but that is probably more for publicity and a show of respect.

I doubt anyone will get an acting nomination for West Side Story and I haven't even read any reaction to what people think of it.

by Anonymousreply 549November 25, 2021 8:30 AM

Nicole Kidman and JLaw are probably sure things

by Anonymousreply 550November 25, 2021 8:32 AM

[quote] previews of west side story are not good.....sposed to be a mess.

There haven’t been any “previews” yet - why do you keep trying to pass off the particular lie? It may very well turn out to be a mess, but no one knows that yet. As of late Sunday night, after the first screening, the word will start getting around. What on earth will you do if it’s *not* a mess?

by Anonymousreply 551November 25, 2021 10:13 AM

Oh, it’s gonna be a mess.

by Anonymousreply 552November 25, 2021 11:53 AM

Spielberg doesn't do "mess."

by Anonymousreply 553November 25, 2021 2:35 PM

R553 = not Spielberg’s nanny or 1941

by Anonymousreply 554November 25, 2021 3:58 PM

I can see No Time to Die getting nominated for Best Picture. It got great reviews and has the biggest box-office gross since the pandemic began. It would make sense for Hollywood to reward it come Oscar time. It should be nominated over Dune.

by Anonymousreply 555November 25, 2021 6:18 PM

Your wishing and hoping for it to flop doesn't mean shit, r551. It is what it is, and so far there is no hint that it's a "mess."

And "1941" was over 40 years ago. He hasn't had a "mess" movie since then, and there are even parts of 1941 that are watchable.

by Anonymousreply 556November 25, 2021 7:47 PM

R556 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and The Terminal weren't a mess?

by Anonymousreply 557November 25, 2021 8:20 PM

Somebody started a thread on DL that they were seeing West Side Story the other night. Was that a lie?

by Anonymousreply 558November 25, 2021 8:24 PM

House of Gucci opens to solid box office. Gaga is a movie star and Will Smith isn't. Who'd have guessed?

(someone remove all sharp objects from Madge and Jada's home please.)

by Anonymousreply 559November 25, 2021 9:07 PM

I want to see West Side Story, but don't think I can stand looking at Ansel Elgort and his ugly face moles for 2 1/2 hours.

by Anonymousreply 560November 25, 2021 9:18 PM

Here's the link for GAGA's box office.

Poor Madonna.

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by Anonymousreply 561November 25, 2021 9:20 PM

Tried watching The Humans on Showtime but it’s unbearable. Horrendous direction, terrible choice of music, endless long shots. The acting is good but could have been so much better with the right director. I noticed that not only was Scott Rudin’s name wiped off the end credits as one of the producers of the film his name was also wiped off the list of the producers of the Broadway production, too.

by Anonymousreply 562November 26, 2021 1:30 AM

I saw The Humans on Broadway and I barely remember it.

Funny how Reed Birney didn't get to reprise his Tony winning role in this but Jayne H. did.

and then Birney got a big role in another film, Mass.

by Anonymousreply 563November 26, 2021 3:08 AM

Judging just by the trailer, that movie The Power of the Dog is gonna get a lot of nominations. It looks just like the type of a movie Oscars are made for.

by Anonymousreply 564November 26, 2021 9:20 AM

R556 Hook?

by Anonymousreply 565November 26, 2021 9:23 AM

If there aren't trans women of colour in West Wide Story I'm not seeing it!

by Anonymousreply 566November 26, 2021 9:29 AM

I was considering joining Showtime through a special Amazon Prime offer to watch The Humans, but it’s sounding like it’s not worth it. Instead I did watch Pieces of April again and it has surprisingly held up. I can’t believe it’s Patricia Clarkson’s only Oscar nomination. That woman is a national treasure, along with Frances Conroy, and they both deserve all the awards. They are even more deserving of accolades then G.

by Anonymousreply 567November 26, 2021 11:32 AM

Hi all, OP here! I didn’t expect this thread to take off and thrive as it has, but as we march to 600 I wanted to keep the conversation going and I’ve started a follow up second part thread using the latest updated Feinberg article as a anchor. I know it’s early, but there a lot of activity here and I know some people have trouble posting on heavier threads such as these. I hope for the most part we fill this in first and anyone feel free to add this link again in the 590s as we chug away as I might not be around to do so. Carry on.

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by Anonymousreply 568November 26, 2021 11:50 AM

[quote]And "1941" was over 40 years ago. He hasn't had a "mess" movie since then, and there are even parts of 1941 that are watchable.

There is a lot to like about "1941". It's the ones you think will be funny, Belushi, Aykroyd, etc aren't and ones like Eddie Deezen, Ned Beatty, Murray Hamilton and Lorraine Gary are.

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by Anonymousreply 569November 26, 2021 12:13 PM

"The Humans"....just no.

by Anonymousreply 570November 26, 2021 12:13 PM

WTF is C’mon C’mon. The trailer makes it look the biggest pile of self indulgent shit on earth.

by Anonymousreply 571November 26, 2021 12:28 PM

R561 And is the referenced come, the dirty one?

by Anonymousreply 572November 26, 2021 12:30 PM

[quote]Tried watching The Humans on Showtime but it’s unbearable.

I figured you were exaggerating. I was wrong. Mea culpa.

by Anonymousreply 573November 26, 2021 1:12 PM

"The Humans " has Oscar Buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

by Anonymousreply 574November 26, 2021 2:18 PM

R567 Is Patricia Clarkson a lesbian?

by Anonymousreply 575November 26, 2021 2:56 PM

Karam had promised the role to Birney and then cast Jenkins instead. Birney was initially pissed, but I'll bet he's pretty happy now he dodged that particular bullet.

by Anonymousreply 576November 26, 2021 3:39 PM

The Humans has Amy Schumer in it so I automatically said "fuck no."

by Anonymousreply 577November 26, 2021 4:34 PM

Pieces of April is my go-to Thanksgiving film. That and Mistress America.

by Anonymousreply 578November 26, 2021 5:41 PM

I loved Kristen Stewart in Spencer but I don't know if they're going to give her an Oscar for that. It's certainly the classiest choice atm.

by Anonymousreply 579November 26, 2021 5:41 PM

I don't think WSS will flop, but I don't think it will be an overwhelming hit either.

Most likely one of those movies that does decent business and get decent reviews, but in the grande scheme of things will get a "Why did they bother to remake this?" attached to it.

The original is a beloved classic. This one just looks like a paint by numbers remake with dull colors.

by Anonymousreply 580November 26, 2021 5:51 PM

I assume that, good or bad, West Side Story gets the designated Spielberg spot plus a handful of tech nominations, winning nothing. One of the big complaints voters had about A Star is Born was that it was a remake, and even the best version of that story isn't nearly as beloved as West Side Story.

I don't think Spielberg has a new take on the material, and it doesn't play to any of his strengths. He's awful at romance, and hasn't shown any affinity for musicals (maybe the opening number of Temple of Doom counts, but even that was more of an action scene).

by Anonymousreply 581November 26, 2021 6:52 PM

r581, in a way, it's unsurprising that Spielberg is attracted to West Side Story, as it combines dance and conflict; his two big dance numbers thus far -- Temple of Doom and 1941 (one of the bright spots in that film) -- are essentially action scenes masquerading as dance numbers.

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by Anonymousreply 582November 26, 2021 7:00 PM

What designated Spielberg spot? For director? He wasn't nominated for Bridge of Spies or The Post, despite both getting Best Picture nominations.

WSS might get a picture nomination, but only because there's ten nominees. I also think that's going to depend a lot on how it does at the Box office.

by Anonymousreply 583November 26, 2021 7:20 PM

R583, I meant for Picture, not for Director. Since the Academy expanded the nominees, he hasn't missed for a single one of his Oscar vehicles, although obviously most of them wouldn't have made a field of five.

If Spielberg can't miss out on a Best Picture nomination even when he does War Horse, I think it's fair to say he has a designated spot in the Best Picture race.

by Anonymousreply 584November 26, 2021 8:17 PM

Honestly? I think if Spielberg really thought WSS was worthy of Oscars, they would've released it much earlier, given it time to sink in and be viewed and experienced. The whole "last minute release" to qualify is just bonkers - like everyone is just going to completely forget about the original? That's the only film his remake is in competition with and I suspect the remake (that nobody asked for) will only make the original more popular.

by Anonymousreply 585November 26, 2021 9:47 PM

[quote]The Humans has Amy Schumer in it so I automatically said "fuck no."

The Schumer hate is ridiculous. Over at IMBD they are attacking her. She handles herself very well with the rest of the cast. The problem is no one is given anything to say.

by Anonymousreply 586November 26, 2021 11:56 PM

R559, Nobody cares about the father of the Williams sisters. I mean, was the moniker "King Richard" that prevalent during their heyday?

Gucci, though? Wealth, fashion, fame, and murder? With Lady Gaga as the murderer? Oh, yeah.

A 20th C. Lady Macbeth to go up against the McDormand OG.

Stewart's "Spencer" doesn't stand a chance.

by Anonymousreply 587November 27, 2021 1:56 AM
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